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Critical Point

1983. Post-colonial Africa is a place that attracts men with an eye for the main chance.A cargo jet secretly departs a bush airstrip carrying the bullion reserves of an African Republic; the company’s chairman promises the crew a generous gratuity, and a crewmember’s family held hostage by corrupt army officers has been released. What can possibly ..  More

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Curriculum Vitae

Olwyn’s story is a concentrated hymn to slackers and bogans everywhere. All those ex-hippies, all those old metallers, all those drug-addled potheads have found, at last, their laureate. She understands them, she can paint them with devastating wit and accuracy — but, above all, they amuse her. One feels almost as Sargeson’s first readers must hav..  More

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D. Time

While on holiday with her husband in Queensland, Kathy Brooks experiences an episode of ‘time transition’. She wakes to find herself with some of her future family, ninety years ahead of her time. Meeting her ninety-year-old granddaughter, seen a week ago aged eight months, is disconcerting, but there is far worse to come. Kathy learns that in..  More

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Dad Art

It’s Wellington, now. Acoustic Engineer Michael Stirling’s old life is gone. He’s on the dating scene, learning te reo Maori, living in an upmarket apartment complex, and visiting his father who has dementia. Wearing his online dating disguise, Michael meets Chrissie, the widowed mother of a young son. Then his beloved adult daughter arrives from A..  More

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Dance Prone

During their 1985 tour, two events of hatred and stupidity forever change the lives of a band’s four members. Neues Bauen, a post-hardcore Illinois group homing in on their own small fame, head on with frontman Conrad Wells sexually assaulted and guitarist Tone Seburg wounded by gunshot. The band staggers forth into the American landscape, investig..  More

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Daylight

Brian “Bad” Phelan, New Zealander and bomb disposal expert, likes to live dangerously. While on vacation on the French/Italian border in 2001, he helps to bring a body out of a rocky, wave-swept cove. The dead woman bears striking similarities to a young woman he met years ago, under mysterious circumstances, shortly before she disap..  More

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Dirty Work

With its stink of life, its compassion and vitality, its vivid gallery of rogues, hoons, dreamers and eccentrics, Dirty Work deserves to be read. DOMINION 1987This is an excellent book… Nigel Cox writes simply and directly, with compassion and humour. Dirty Work can take its place on any bookshelf of good contemporary New Zealand fiction.OTAGO DAIL..  More

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DJar (second edition): part one of Of a Note in a Cosmic Song

A new planet.A new life.A one-way trip.The colonists of DJar, all seeking a better future, each with their own past, and their own beliefs about right and wrong, try everything they can to create a new government and a new culture they can all be happy with.To stay, and die at sixty-five, or to go on a dangerous one-way journey through space?But wh..  More

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EMO

In the third volume of his REM trilogy, after the urban inferno of Nights with Giordano Bruno (2000) and the purgatorial stasis of The Imaginary Museum of Atlantis (2006), Jack Ross explores the closest thing to a paradise his cast of crazies can conceive of, let alone aspire to.Ross is a lapidarian scholar, fluent in half a dozen languages, but he..  More

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Enclosures

Direen’s latest novel Enclosures is infused with restlessness: its interlocking stories move between France, Iraq, Wellington, and some of the wilder sections of the New Zealand coast. Like Direen’s 2006 novel Song of the Brakeman, which was full of frightening allusions to Guantanamo Bay, Enclosures is unified by the theme of imprisonment. Its cha..  More

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Ephemera

Several years after a global meltdown, New Zealand, along with the rest of the world, is still in chaos. No electricity, no broadband, and people are in survival mode.Ruth has always led a sheltered life and now she is managing a simple, self-sufficient lifestyle. But her sister is dying from tuberculosis and she undertakes a perilous journey to fi..  More

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Escape Path Lighting

A drunken poet obliged to choose between Art and Love. What could possibly go wrong?Rock Oyster Island. It’s a slack kind of place, but that’s the way the locals like it: lifestyle farmers, pensioned-off bikers, seekers and healers, meth cooks and fishing guides. It’s only a ferry ride to the city but the modern world feels blessedly remote. Workin..  More

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Farmer Bill

New Zealand agriculture has seen huge changes in the period from the end of WWII to the 2000 Millennium. Mechanisation, new products, new plants and animals, and changing financial fortunes. Technical and management changes on farms and political and economic influences off it. Horses were replaced by tractors and trucks, haystacks by barns and bal..  More

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Fishing for Māui

A novel about food, whānau and mental illness.Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take her mind off worries over her patients, her children, their father and the next family dinner. Elena is so obsessed with health, traditional food, her pregnancy and her blog she doesn’t notice that her partner, Malcolm the ethicist, is getti..  More

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Full Time

In Stokes Valley and the Hutt, Kevin Pearce's rugby achievements are legendary. Now in his forties and living in London, Kevin's son Joe still treasures the memories of the rugby, family and life experiences he shared with his dad.Returning for a visit to his ailing father, now afflicted with Alzheimer's, Joe searches for his childhood friend, the ..  More

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Geyser in the Creek

A comic novel about the sudden appearance of a geyser in a Bay of Plenty village, the tsunami of tourists and bureaucratic and private entrepreneurs out to exploit the attraction. The retired postmaster, stationmaster and storekeeper lead the local fight to preserve a quiet life disrupted a generation ago in the prequel 'Gold in the Cre..  More

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Gifted

One day in 1955 the ‘father of New Zealand fiction’ finds a young woman on his doorstep. A writer herself, she has recently emerged from a lengthy spell in hospital and is looking for somewhere safe to live and write. Somewhat to his own surprise, not to mention discomfort, he takes her in. What happens behind that high Takapuna hedg..  More

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Girls High

"If Jane Austen had been able to read Virginia Woolf, she would have gone on to write something like Girls High...A moving story of how people mature, it's a joy to read." The Daily Mail. Barabara Anderson's first book. ..  More

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Gold in the Creek: a Dinkum Kiwi Farce

Gold is discovered in the rural backwater of Kotuku, recently monstered by government cutbacks. The ex-postmaster has been trying to unite villagers and retirement condo snobs to save the last vestige of village life, the bowling club. Now they have no choice but to combine forces against an influx of gold-seeking riff-raff. The NZ List..  More

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Golden Deeds

A tale of murder mystery and Meccano Golden Deeds tells the story of the middle-aged Patrick Mercer, lying unconscious in a hospital bed: of the teenaged Laura Pearse's disappearance and the grieving of her bereft parents; and the story of Colette, a young woman seeking a new life in a strange city. In warm, compassionate and beautiful prose..  More

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Half My Life

Katy struggles with anxiety and compulsive behaviour disorders. She self-harms and is seeing a counsellor. When she starts dating it only increases her anxieties. Then her parents hear her Yiayia (grandmother) is ill in Greece and maybe dying. The family decide to visit. Reluctant at first Katy eventually decides to embrace the trip as a way to lea..  More

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Harry from the Agency

2205 AD. Globol warming has accelerated out of control. The middle of the planet is lifeless, drenched in steamy, poisonous rain. Auckland has become a city of islands, and Antarctica is home to most of the world's population. Multinational corporations have deserted Earth to create planetary empires. The Delta-8 virus, a consequence of deep..  More

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Head Over Heels

Rushing from one crisis to another, Penny Rushmore has a name to live up to, coping with a demanding job and still adapting to life without her husband Steve. The first set-back comes when she hears that the glamorous young woman Steve took off with is pregnant. According to Charlotte, Penny's daughter, Steve and Jacinta are head over heels ..  More

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Heart of Coal

Eighteen years have passed since the child Rose arrived on Denniston, riding up the terrifying Incline on a stormy night. She has now grown into a young woman, intelligent and talented, with an outrageous zest for life. The trauma of her early years seems forgotten, though some recognise its shadow in her often unconventional behaviour. Rose..  More

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