Fiction

Our large fiction section includes popular latest releases, but we also have a particular focus on literary fiction. There are also sections for crime fiction and for fantasy and science fiction.

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The Lost Love Song

Cover Image, Waking Dreams

Minnie Dark
Penguin
ISBN 9780143792314
Paperback 2020
Price $20.00
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It's been seven years and Diana is finally ready to marry her long-time fiancé, Arie; she's even composing a beautiful love song for him, working on it in hotels and concert halls as she criss-crosses the world as a classical pianist. As Diana's song is passed from musician to musician it just might bring these two lost souls together.

With heart-wrenching emotion, The Lost Love Song explores what it means to be lost, what it means to be found, and the power of music to bring people together.


Factory 19
Cover Image, Waking Dreams

Dennis Glover
Black Inc.
ISBN 9781760641764
Trade Paperback 2020
Price $32.99
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Hobart, 2022- a city with declining population, in the grip of a dark recession. A rusty ship sails into the harbour and begins to unload its cargo on the site of the once famous but now abandoned Gallery of Future Art, known to the world as GoFA. One day the city's residents are awoken by a high-pitched sound no one has heard for two generations - a factory whistle. GoFA's owner, world-famous tycoon Dundas Faussett, is creating his most ambitious installation yet...


Doom Creek
Cover Image, Waking Dreams

Alan Carter
Freemantle Press
ISBN 9781925816815
Trade Paperback 2020
Price $32.99
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All Nick Chester wants is to enjoy a quiet life, but there's something brewing in the valley that threatens to destroy his tranquil life and change the landscape of the town for forever. This second Nick Chester crime novel is as thrilling as its award-winning predecessor Marlborough Man.

All Our Shimmering Skies
Cover Image, Waking Dreams

Trent Dalton
Penguin
ISBN 9781460753903
Trade Paperback 2020
Price $32.99
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Darwin, 1942, as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag she carries a stone heart, alongside a map to lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who she believes put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress, and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. The treasure lies before them, but close behind them trails the dark. And above them, always, are the shimmering skies.

A story about gifts that fall from the sky, curses we dig from the earth and the secrets we bury inside ourselves, All Our Shimmering Skies is an odyssey of true love and grave danger, of darkness and light, of bones and blue skies. It is a love letter to Australia and an ode to the art of looking up - a buoyant, beautiful and magical novel, abrim with warmth, wit and wonder.


 

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

Cover Image, Waking Dreams

Richard Flanagan
Penguin
ISBN 9781760899943
Hardback 2020
Price $32.99
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In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna's aged mother is dying - if her three children would just allow it. Condemned by their pity to living she increasingly escapes through her hospital window into visions of horror and delight. When Anna's finger vanishes and a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. All she can do is keep her mother alive. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into a strangely beautiful story about hope and love and orange-bellied parrots.


The Godmothers
Cover Image, Honeybee

Monica McInerney
Penguin
ISBN 9781760893736
Trade Paperback 2020
Price $32.99
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Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother, but with the constant support of two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. Despite her tricky childhood, she always felt loved and secure. Until, just before her eighteenth birthday, a tragic event changed her life. Set in Australia, Scotland, Ireland and England, The Godmothers is a great big hug of a book that will fill your heart to bursting. It is a moving and perceptive story about love, lies, hope and sorrow, about the families we are born into and the families we make for ourselves.


Honeybee
Cover Image, Honeybee

Craig Silvey
Allen & Unwin
ISBN 9781760877224
Trade paperback 2020
Price $32.99
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Late in the night, fourteen-year-old Sam Watson steps onto a quiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the road far below. At the other end of the same bridge, an old man, Vic, smokes his last cigarette. The two see each other across the void. A fateful connection is made, and an unlikely friendship blooms


The Lying Life of Adults
Cover Image, Golden Maze

Elena Ferrante
Europa Editions
ISBN 9781787702400
Trade Paperback 2020
Price $32.99
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Giovanna's pretty face has changed: it's turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are?  She is searching for a new face in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, which professes to be a place of excess and vulgarity.  A powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend.


The LabyrinthCover Image, Carpathia

Amanda Lohrey
Text Publishing
ISBN 9781922330109
Trade Paperback 2020
Price $29.99
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Erica Marsden's son, an artist, has been imprisoned for homicidal negligence. In a state of grief, Erica cuts off all ties to family and friends, and retreats to a quiet hamlet on the south-east coast near the prison where he is serving his sentence. The Labyrinth is a hypnotic story of guilt and denial, of the fraught relationship between parents and children, that is also a meditation on how art can both be ruthlessly destructive and restore sanity.


The Yield

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Tara June Winch
Hamish Hamilton
ISBN 9780143785750
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, Tara June Winch's The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.

Winner of the Miles Franklin 2020.


The Beautiful MotherCover Image, Warhol

Katherine Scholes
Penguin
ISBN 9780143795346
Trade paperback 2020
Price $AU 32.99
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In a remote corner of Tanzania, Essie Lawrence lives with her husband in an archaeologist's camp. One morning a chance encounter with two strangers sees her making a rash promise. When she returns home to the research base, she has a baby in her arms. Essie is to care for the little girl until the coming of the rains. And then hand her back. A passionate story that travels all the way from Tasmania and East Africa.


A Treacherous CountryCover Image, Warhol

K.M. Kruimink
Allen & Unwin
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781760877408
Trade paperback 2020
Price $AU 29.99
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There is a woman, somewhere, here, in Van Diemen's Land, called Maryanne Maginn. Gabriel Fox, the young son of an old English house, arrives in a land both ancient and new. Drawn by the promise of his heart's desire, and compelled to distance himself from pain at home, Gabriel begins his quest into Van Diemen's Land. His guide, a Cannibal who is not all he seems, leads him north where Gabriel might free himself of his distracting burden and seek the woman he must find.

Winner of the Vogel Prize 2020.


The Dickens BoyCover Image, Warhol

Tom Keneally
Vintage
ISBN 9781760893194
Trade paperback 2020
Price $AU 32.99
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The tenth child of Charles Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn, had consistently proved unable 'to apply himself ' to school or life. So aged sixteen, he is sent, as his brother Alfred was before him, to Australia.


The Octopus and ICover Image, Warhol

Erin Hortle
Allen & Unwin
ISBN 9781760875640
Trade paperback 2020
Price $AU 29.99
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Lucy and Jem live on the Tasman Peninsula near Eaglehawk Neck, where Lucy is recovering from major surgery. As she tries to navigate her new body through the world, she develops a deep fascination with the local octopuses, and in doing so finds herself drawn towards the friendship of an old woman and her son. As the story unfolds, the octopuses come to shape Lucy's body and her sense of self in ways even she can't quite understand.

 

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