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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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New Sea Land

Bill Direen’s poem sequence is a hymn to his childhood and to his water-bound native country, New Zealand. Working from the name Nova Zelandia that appeared on maps after the 1642 voyage of Abel Tasman, Direen voyages through his own land where everything was ‘new’ — his own childhood — and onwards to the sight, sense and smell of land bordered by ..  More

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New Transgender Blockbusters

The dead should come back changed, or what’s the point?Why do you hide your head beneath the bedclothes?Doesn’t everyone name themselves?Is your house a bottle? Are you trapped in there?Isn’t it nice to be this close to someone?Can we go back to our notes? Please?Urgent, witty and unnervingly beautiful, Oscar Upperton’s first collection takes famil..  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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Ngamihi; or The Maori Chief's Daughter

Originally published 1895, by E. A. Howard, Printer, Publisher and Bookbinder, &c. ..  More

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No Relation

The difference between actuality and fiction is principally one of exclusion. The short pieces that comprise No Relation test the potencies of this exclusion: how are characters, and how are readers, affected by what is not related, by what is withheld, by what has been potentised by exclusion or by the impossibility of inclusion?"There is a child,..  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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Novels and Novelists

Originally published 1930, by Constable & Company Ltd ..  More

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Number One; or, The Way of the World

Originally published 1862, by Simpkin, Marshall & Co. ..  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 the Eve of Never Departing

Gregory O’Brien described Richard von Sturmer’s last published work, Suchness: Zen Poetry and Prose, as “a book of almost hallucinogenic clarity”. In his new prose collection, On the Eve of Never Departing, von Sturmer shines his clear, poetic light on a number of subjects, ranging from growing up in Auckland in the 1970’s to Zen encounters in T’an..  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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Out of It - A novel Cricket novel

First published in 1987 this novel has acquired something of a cult status among both cricket fans and those interested in experimental prose and bohemian lifestyles. It is set in Auckland in the 1980s and is a mixture of stream of conscious internal dialogue between the main character, PSM, and himself. Externally, it follows the fortunes of th..  More

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Over The Hills, and Far Away: A Story of New Zealand

Originally published 1874, by Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle ..  More

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Owen Marshall Selected Stories

Peter Simpson in reviewing Owen Marshall's stories in the NEW ZEALAND LISTENER wrote: 'Marshall is held in uncommon affection by New Zealand readers - generally we admire and respect rather than love our writers.' This love is perhaps evoked not just by the superb quality of Marshall's writing but because his stories so precisely..  More

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Pageant

Originally published 1935, by George Allen & Unwin Ltd ..  More

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Performing Dramaturgy

Fiona Graham’s Performing Dramaturgy is the first in-depth study on New Zealand dramaturgy. As specialists who provide critical feedback to performance makers, dramaturges are powerful agents of artistic change. Published by Playmarket, New Zealand’s national playwright agency and script advisory service, Performing Dramaturgy is a catalyst work th..  More

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Philiberta: A Novel

Originally published 1883, by E. W. Cole, Book Arcade ..  More

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Philosopher Dick

Originally published 1891, by T. Fisher Unwin ..  More

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Pins

If all the pins in the world were gathered togetheryou would be very much pleased.But all the pins in the worldcannot be gatheredtogether.At the centre of this book-length poem is a sister’s disappearance, and a peculiar inheritance: an obsession with pins. Pins held between the teeth to tell a fortune, a downpour of a thousand pins, precious pins ..  More

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Plume of the Arawas

Originally published 1938, by A. H. & A. W. Reed..  More

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Poems by Katherine Mansfield

Originally published 1930, by Constable & Co. Ltd ..  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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