Literary Fiction

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Kingdom of the Wicked · Book One · Rules

by Kingdom of the Wicked · Book One · Rules
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genre Literary Fiction · Speculative Fiction

From the best-selling author of The Hand that Signed the Paper, winner of the Miles Franklin Award, comes an epic work of speculative fiction.

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The Hand that Signed the Paper

by The Hand that Signed the Paper
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genre Literary Fiction

As war crimes prosecutions seize Australia, Fiona Kovalenko discovers that her own family is implicated in the darkest events of the twentieth century. This is their story.

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Shrine

by Shrine
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genre Literary Fiction · Theatre

Tim Winton’s third play is a haunting exploration of the way in which we try to own our dead, and the way in which they come to own us.

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Signs of Life

by Signs of Life
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genre Literary Fiction · Theatre

Two strangers in distress arrive at a farmhouse in the wheatbelt late at night. A woman is there, on the veranda of the farmhouse, frightened, alone. She greets the interlopers with a series of questions.

What has brought these people together? What do they have in common? Why does a dried up river matter to all of them? These questions hang over the play. As the seemingly gentle story unfolds, we realise the depth of Tim Winton’s vision. The play tackles deep questions of identity, sustainability and community without ever offering easy answers.

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Tourism

by Tourism
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genre Literary Fiction

A post-modern tour de force, a new kind of novel, and a fractured tourist’s guide to Australia—Tourism is the finest gazebo or stirrup pump you’ll read all year.

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The Blindman’s Hat

by The Blindman’s Hat
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genre Crime · Literary Fiction

The multiple award-winning The Blindman’s Hat is Paul Auster with added exuberant silliness, Sara Paretsky stuffed full of red herrings, and Hergé overcome by lust.

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Rising Water

by Rising Water
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genre Literary Fiction · Theatre

Only loosely tethered to shore but never ready to set sail, Col, Baxter and Jackie are live-aboards in a Fremantle marina. Jackie occupies the old sloop Mercy, Col calls the sleek ocean-going yacht Goodness his home, and Baxter is sandwiched between the two in a run-down sailboat called Shirley.

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Tell the Running Water

by Tell the Running Water
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genre Literary Fiction

Beirut. One Sunday in 1975: the day war took the city by surprise. Seven o’clock in the morning. Three teenagers gazed in silence at the world around them.

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Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine

by Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine
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genre Crime · Literary Fiction · Stories

There are three ways to play a crime story. You can play it straight, making the most of the conventions of the genre. You can bend the conventions and the genre itself all the way around. Or you can take the genre deeper into the human mind and soul. These dozen stories play it every way there is, and they’re like nothing you’ve ever read.

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Flamingo Gate

by Flamingo Gate
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genre Crime · Literary Fiction · Stories

Melbourne in the last decade of the millennium feels like a hard-boiled fiction or a noir film, with corruption in the air and on the ground. Six short stories and a novella circle the city’s decay, spiral towards a thrilling conclusion and fuse into a new kind of crime fiction.

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