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The Hand that Signed the Paper

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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.

The Knowledge Wars

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The Knowledge Wars

by The Knowledge Wars
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genre Non-fiction · Science

Science and scientists have found themselves in conflict with powerful interests since Galileo, but perhaps never before have they been under attack on so many fronts. When it comes to climate change, vaccinations and the causes of disease, genetically modified organisms and even evolution, it’s hard to tell where science ends and vested interests, politics and wishful thinking begin. Or is it?

Shrine

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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.

Signs of Life

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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.

Crosskill

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Crosskill

by Crosskill
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genre Crime

The fourth Wyatt novel. Wyatt is meticulous, demanding and implacable, and this may be the toughest, coolest and most uncompromising series in Australian literature.

Deathdeal

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Deathdeal

by Deathdeal
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genre Crime

The third Wyatt novel. Patient, exacting and not particularly lucky, Wyatt is a criminal’s criminal and this series is one of the most compelling in Australian fiction.

Paydirt

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Paydirt

by Paydirt
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genre Crime

The second Wyatt novel. Careful, exacting and ruthless, Wyatt is a consummate criminal and a solitary giant in Australian crime writing.

Kickback

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Kickback

by Kickback
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genre Crime

The first Wyatt novel. Professional, methodical and only slightly sentimental, Wyatt is a flinty poem of a criminal and one of the most memorable creations in modern Australian literature.

Tourism

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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.

The Blindman’s Hat

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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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