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The Difference to Me

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The Difference to Me

by The Difference to Me
genre Literary Fiction · Stories

A collection of award-winning short stories by Garry Disher spanning the continents of Australia, Africa and Europe, the extremes of loneliness and connection, and all the relationships between people and places.

Play Abandoned

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Play Abandoned

by Play Abandoned
genre Literary Fiction

Garry Disher’s contemporary novel is a dark comedy set in a beachside hotel.

Steal Away

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Steal Away

by Steal Away
genre Literary Fiction

Garry Disher’s first novel is a reflection on a long life from childhood to late middle age, with all its ambition and disappointment, its opportunities tragically seized and missed, its triumphs and consolations.

Other Worlds

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Other Worlds

by Other Worlds
genre Poetry

Dorothy Porter’s sixth poetry collection (1997–2001) travels the solar system for comets, distant moons and other heavenly bodies before returning to South America and the Northern Territory and finishing with a selection of commissioned works—including one for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and one for the collection Dick for a Day.

What a Piece of Work

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What a Piece of Work

by What a Piece of Work
genre Poetry

Dorothy Porter’s third verse novel deepens her work on Akhenaten and the groundbreaking The Monkey’s Mask with a dark story of sex, death and psychology set in and around Sydney’s iconic asylum Callan Park.

Wild Surmise

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Wild Surmise

by Wild Surmise
genre Poetry

Dorothy Porter’s fourth verse novel follows the orbits of an astronomer, an astrobiologist and a dying scholar as they move around each other in an unstable conjunction.

Driving Too Fast

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Driving Too Fast

by Driving Too Fast
genre Poetry

Dorothy Porter’s fourth poetry collection is an exhilarating ride through passions found, imagined and richly lived.

Writing Fiction

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Writing Fiction

by Writing Fiction
genre Non-fiction

Garry Disher is one of Australia’s best-known authors and has written more than fifty literary novels, crime thrillers, short story collections and children’s and young adult books. In Writing Fiction he shares some of the techniques of plot, character and style that he has perfected over three decades of writing.

Answers to Brut

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Answers to Brut

by Answers to Brut
genre Literary Fiction · Young Adult

‘He knew in his heart that the dog belonged to someone else, but at the same time he felt quite strongly that the dog ought to be his…’

Young Einstein: and the Story of E=mc²

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Young Einstein: and the Story of E=mc²

by Young Einstein: and the Story of E=mc²
genre Non-fiction · Science

Everyone recognises the famous physicist with the wild, white hair. But what sort of person was the young Albert Einstein, before he became universally acclaimed as the archetypal genius? And how did his genius unfold?

In this compact, brilliant work—originally a Kindle Single—scientist Robyn Arianrhod blends biography with popular science to tell the story of how young Albert developed a theory that—unknown to him at first—contained the seeds of his extraordinary equation E=mc².

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