And how could she go on living between two worlds, one she knew and understood but could no longer be in, and another that she was in but was not permitted to know?Pregnant after rape, seventeen-year-old Josephina Hansen is exiled from her family home in Kiel in the north of Germany. She finds refuge with her sister’s Danish family in Sønderborg, t.. More
Named Best First Novel in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2009
Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award .
A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The sudden and total publicity seems to turn every act into a performance, and every platform into a sta.. More
When two ancient skulls disappear from under the noses of archaeologists, Eryn finds herself caught in a whirlpool of bias and bigotry. As she digs deeper, she has to ask herself: Who did the bones belong to, and where did they really come from?The job is clear: Return the skulls to the client. But when Eryn uncovers the truth, she must decide whet.. More
A novel, with a strong rural New Zealand setting, about three generations of women: one who rides a motorbike into the past, her mother who communicated only through the poetry she wrote and a grandmother who came to live in an isolated farming community with a war damaged soldier beyond the Bridge to Nowhere. .. More
Erin’s mother has motor neurone disease and has decided to take her fate into her own hands. As Erin looks back at her twenty-six-year-old self, she can finally tell the story of the unimaginable task she faced one winter.‘Chloe Lane’s The Swimmers is by turns touching, resonate, fiercely candid, and beautifully written. In this novel about a daugh.. More
Jack has come home to New Zealand. He’s getting old and he’s tired. When Jack sets off by boat from the coast, inland along a meandering tidal river to his hometown, he’s doing a favour for the Australian police — or so he hopes. Along the way, while discovering sites of what might be unexplained or even ancient occupation, he runs into troubl.. More
One summer evening in 1808, Sobran Jodeau stumbles through his family's vineyard in Burgundy, filled with wine and love sorrows. As Sobran sways in a drunken swoon, an angel appears out of nowhere to catch him.Once he gets over his shock, Sobran decides that Xas, the male angel, is his guardian sent to counsel him on everything from marriage.. More
Inspired by a real life murder mystery, this classic “Who dunnit?” is populated by easily recognized and believable characters. Women throw themselves at Kevin. Is Martin a genuine SNAG or just an opportunist? Emily discovers the father of her child has become a brutal gang leader.
Ordinary Kiwis take a walk outside the law. They.. More
Intimate secrets shared with a stranger
Books One and Two are part of a series. They are based on the intimate and vivid depiction of the lives and legends of characters, places and events from the South Island over the past sixty or so years, particularly on the West Coast. They are about the complexities of growing up, youthful and elderly rom.. More
Intimate secrets shared with a stranger
Books One and Two are part of a series. They are based on the intimate and vivid depiction of the lives and legends of characters, places and events from the South Island over the past sixty or so years, particularly on the West Coast. They are about the complexities of growing up, youthful and elderly roman.. More
At the heart of Catherine Chidgey’s extraordinary new novel is an enigmatic voice that tells the story of German families caught up in a nation’s dream.It’s 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who cuts pro.. More
When Hope Paterson plunges into a construction hole at her local mall and saves a child from drowning, she believes this is a sign from God. Maybe her marriage, her relationship with her daughter – even her diet – will be revitalized. Days later, a car crashes outside Hope’s office. The young passenger is dead but the driver ha.. More
The Nazis have won WWII — in the occupied countries of Britain and Europe small resistance forces combat each other and the German SS to overthrow the fascist rule. Meanwhile Hitler is senile and dying as his top commanders plot to become the next Führer.Tomorrow the World is an alternative history thriller that draws on MK Joseph’s first-hand expe.. More
In a neglected corner of Travesty, in an apartment building called the rathouse, five marginals take on the universe. Drunk Len takes a gamble on salvation, but can he find the ticket? Nisa Michelangelo reconstructs his David with a vital difference, but can art defeat time? Dr Reingold, the keeper of the files, finds himself doing the bidding of h.. More
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. In town, Benjamar is determined to keep things from falling apart.Crossing the contin.. More
TRIFECTA looks at the odds in the lives of the three children of Martin and Agnes Klepka. Martin was one of the refugees of Nazism who famously brought Modernist architecture and ‘real coffee’ to New Zealand. Many years after his early death from a heart attack, Klepka’s children are struggling in their different ways with the difficult legacy of .. More
Trouble in Mind is an intense voyage into the life of a young woman, and a serious reflection upon the art of novel-writing. It is at once a twenty-first century novel and not a novel at all, but an eyeball, subject and object, made up of a million cells. "Experimental, assured, contemporary and local, Trouble in Mind is a healthy new leaf in the o.. More
So you don’t believe in dog gods, huh? You should. They sneak up on you when you least expect it. That’s what happened to New Zealander Katy Pallis. She had big plans for her future. But the dog gods had big plans for her future too. Quite different from hers. They won. They always do. Welcome, Katy. Their faces beamed down to her. Your.. More
A novel about a train trip from Auckland to Dunedin (New Zealand) which becomes a metaphor for the 'crossings' in our lives, the differences between men and women, Maori and Pakeha, rich and poor etc, and the places we cross and interweave throughout our lives.
A sleepy bohemian neighbourhood.
An ancient legend from the ancient past.
A brilliant but troubled young writer.
A voluptuous healer.
A shadowy cult and its sinister leader.
A trail of riddles;a hidden artefact.
An explicit sex scene, then a struggle for ultimate power.
And a final, unspeakable secret.
A tale of seduction, intrigue and caprice, art and betrayal and love, set in the most enchanting, mysterious and improbable city in the world: Venice.
With accompanying photographs by Louis H. Hamel, Jr., and the author... More
An invisible monster is what you can't see coming. It has unknown qualities. With an invisible monster you never know when you're in danger and when you're safe – if you retreat to your fortress you can't be sure you haven't locked it in with you. The invisible monster is something on which no one is an expert. But ever.. More
A fun filled tale for the 21st Century and guaranteed to put a smile on your face! A book for the poolside, the beach or a rainy afternoon.Single and twenty-something Prudence Miller is living a boring, humdrum life as a mildly inefficient tax clerk for the Inland Revenue when fate throws her a curved ball.
One morning on her way to work, in a cas.. More