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Marked Men

Marked Men tells the story of love between two men. The drama has a dream-like quality, that affirms the isolation and fragility of a human being, bordered by skin, who aches for connection in the embrace of another. David Lyndon Brown draws us into a world in which the interplay of radiance and darkness, joy and terror would be relentless if it we..  More

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Max Gate

It’s 1928 and the world’s most famous novelist, Thomas Hardy, is dying in the upstairs room of Max Gate, the house he built in his beloved Dorset. Downstairs, his high-powered literary friends are becoming locked in a bitter fight with local supporters. Who owns Hardy’s remains? Who knew the great man best? What are the secrets..  More

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Miracle

Born in the middle of Australia’s biggest-ever earthquake, Miracle is fourteen when her world crumbles. Thanks to her dad’s new job at Compassionate Cremations – which falls under suspicion for Boorunga’s spate of sudden deaths – the entire town turns against their family. Miracle is tormented by her classmates, even by Oli, the boy she can’t get o..  More

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Moonshine Eggs

Moonshine Eggs is the third novel in a trilogy of works based around the whimsical and comedic character of Harry Rejekt. Inseparable from his dog and his inherited crumbling farmhouse, Harry dreams of worldly travel whilst rarely venturing out from the Waikato country town where he lives. Adventure and love, gypsy friends, a Japanese backpacker, a..  More

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Moving On

A supernatural thriller — Nick Davis just wants to make it home from work in time for dinner – but instead his life is forever turned inside out after a horrific car accident. He awakens in hospital alone, confused and trapped inside the body of an eight year old boy he does not know. Initially believing he's in a coma-induced dr..  More

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Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley

A returning hero.A desolate valley.A missing mathematician.A glamorous and beguiling council bureaucrat with a hidden past.A cryptic map leading to an impossible labyrinth.An ancient conspiracy; an ancient evil.A housing development without proper planning permission.All leading to the most mysterious mystery of all.Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro ..  More

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Neands

What if evolution went wrong and the human race was threatened at the very core of its DNA? Charlie (14) lives at a time when a new virus is infecting Homo sapiens. They are becoming more hostile and aggressive, even his friends, teachers, schoolmates and authority figures are succumbing to their recessive Neanderthal gene...  More

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New Hokkaido

It is 1987, forty-five years after Japan conquered New Zealand, and the brutal shackles of the occupation have loosened a little: English can be spoken by natives in the home, and twenty-year-old Business English teacher Chris Ipswitch has a job at the Wellington Language Academy. But even Chris and his famous older brother—the Night Train..  More

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News Pigs

Is Tom Milde – single-volume poet and freelance print hack – about to get his big break? Waking up in the wrong apartment, and hotly pursued for his life and back rent through the streets of New York, he ends up boarding a plane to Virginia for PLC* TV as the man-on-the-spot reporting the latest American gun massacre. But before he c..  More

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Nightshades and Paperwhites

Alexandra, 1866 The Gold Rush has been and gone. Alexandra is fast becoming a town of dwindling opportunities, especially for Ginny Doyle, an intelligent, young Irish woman with dreams of painting her way through Europe.   New life is breathed into the town as Chinese miners arrive to rework the old claims. Curiosity draws Ginny down to t..  More

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Nothing To See

It’s 1994. Peggy and Greta are learning how to live sober. They go to meetings and they ring their support person, Diane. They have just enough money for one Tom Yum between them, but mostly they eat carrot sandwiches. They volunteer at the Salvation Army shop, and sometimes they sleep with men for money. They live with Heidi and Dell, who are also..  More

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Olympia

An intriguing and remarkably unique love story based on a mysterious woman who first appeared in Venetian Rogues and taking place in Italy.For the paperback version please email: SerenissimaPublications@gmail.com..  More

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On a Bodgie Bike

Matt Delaney and his mate Ante Vukovich steal a precious religious vessel and in the course of the burglary a man is killed, setting in motion personal and political mayhem. It is 1955 and they just want to be milk-bar cowboys against the squares and their suffocating rules banning unmarried sex and excessive speed and anything worth doing. Ma..  More

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Our Future is in the Air

In the larger sense, perhaps, they were trying to make a future. Somehow, all around, they felt vaguely that things were collapsing. All they could do in the midst of that was create something. It’s 1975. A time of protest and upheaval is ending. A few years earlier, the world was in disarray. While protesters filled the streets, the Sovi..  More

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Performance New

Performance

Performance is a self-portrait like no other. David Coventry takes us into his experience of ME, a debilitating systemic disease which took hold in March 2013 but has roots in his childhood.For Coventry, ME radically overturns the rules of time, thought and embodiment – an experience which has shaped the writing of this book. Through an illuminatin..  More

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Pet

Like every other girl in her class, twelve-year-old Justine is drawn to her glamorous, charismatic new teacher, and longs to be her pet. However, when a thief begins to target the school, Justine’s sense that something isn't quite right grows ever stronger. With each twist of the plot, this gripping story of deception and the corrosive power of gui..  More

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Plastic

you see a photo of yourself / pressed behind plastic / three years old in a white skivvyIn Plastic, Stacey Teague reaches beyond the frame of her known world to find a way back to te ao Māori. Hers is a complicated, joyful route, full of conversations with ancestors, old places and herself. In form these poems range from plain-speaking prose and co..  More

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Politics 101

Meg, Henry, Steph and Diana are all students in Wellington in the 1970s. Thrown together in the broad sphere of leftist politics, they find falling in and out of love just as mesmerising as it is for the middle classes they despise. While Henry is busy trying to run a Youth Summit, Meg suppresses her bourgeois passion for handcrafts and learns to g..  More

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Portrait of the Artist's Wife

Victoria University Press is enormously proud to publish this new edition of one of New Zealand’s favourite novels, published to critical acclaim here and in the UK and US, and winner of the Wattie Award in 1992. ‘The promise that was evident in Girls High has been splendidly fulfilled, and now it seems only a matter of time before W..  More

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Proud Garments

A wickedly funny story of family love and betrayal which moves from the world of do-it-yourself property development in 1990s Auckland to fabric mills and fashion showrooms of Milan. Rich, comic, herat-breaking, Anderson's prose has the power to enthral. ..  More

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R.H.I.

A researcher sits in the archive of the British Psychoanalytic Society in London, examining fragile pieces of paper, small notebooks, and diaries. A writer in Berlin finds himself haunted by the city’s socialist-era buildings, and by their designer. Each begins to sketch the historical figure at the heart of his fixation. Joan Riviere was an early..  More

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Rafferty Ferret: Ratbag

Rafferty is an orphan, raised by monks. Misfortune strikes and he is outcast, and must fend for himself. He uses his cunning and charm to develop a trade for himself as the town’s ratcatcher... and rat liberator. ..  More

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Rivers Ran Red

A tale of epic deeds and heroes confronting insurmountable odds as the Roman army confront the hordes of Attila the Hun. One war will decide the fate of civilization. The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains rages through the night. Individual acts of bravery and cowardice tip the final balance. Rivers run red and burst their banks with blood ..  More

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Road Markings: An Anthropologist in the Antipodes

Internationally-acclaimed anthropologist and poet Michael Jackson hires a car and travels the length of his natal New Zealand, reflecting on the idea of origins. Visiting old haunts and old friends, he ponders the hold our histories have over us, and the enduring power of our first experiences in life. Walking a deserted beach or chatting in..  More

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