In this second collection Richard Reeve shows a strengthening, maturing talent and fully justifies his growing reputation. His fiercely independent voice, often dark, macabre, sardonic, angry, is powe..
'You have to start somewhere / in these morose times' begins the title sequence of this collection, in which the dual, duelling lifeguards of east and west, sunrise and sunset, glib Narcissus and one-..
Asking what the word 'spirit' means for those who do not believe in an afterlife, these rich, courageous poems are above all enigmatic. The central poem, 'Kevin', suggests that in the absence of God, ..
Amy is a store detective at Cutty's, the oldest and grandest department store in the country. She's good at her job. She can read people and catch them. But Cutty's is closing down. Amy has a young ba..
Part of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's `Visibility of Nursing' project, Listening with my heart is the inaugural collection of poems by nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand. Moving and poignant, the ..
In July 1915 the hospital ship Maheno leaves Wellington with seventy New Zealand nurses on board. Addie Harrington and Meg Dutton are assigned to the same cabin. Quiet and cautious, Addie is taken aba..
Through the eyes of a woman of myriad personalities - ventriloquist, gossip and writer - Janet Frame playfully explores the process of writing fiction- the avoidances, interruptions and irrelevancies,..
We follow Mavid through two marriages and watch her bury two husbands. Above all, we are privy to the attendant avoidances, interruptions, and irrelevancies that are part of her attempt to complete a ..
Told with the intimacy and ferocity of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels and set in the passionate, intense, and crumbling neighborhood known as the Spanish Quarter of Naples, comes a tale of two stu..
Lovelock's Dream Run sets the well-known events of Jack Lovelock's Berlin Olympics in parallel with a conservative boarding school in New Zealand today. New to the third form, Howard 'The Coward' fant..
A clever, heartfelt romantic comedy about a charming family who live in the most romantic place on earth but can't catch a break when it comes to love. For fans of Marian Keyes, Star-Crossed and Offsp..
This collection shows Vincent O'Sullivan -- one of New Zealand's leading poets -- at the height of his artistic powers. Demonstrating the author's effortless command of a wide range of poetic forms, t..
'There was this large world of rolling time and shifting spaces, and that small, stilled world of horror and unease - they fit inside each other, a sphere within a sphere.' It is 1866, and Walter Mood..
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret ..
Poems by Stephen Oliver--Australasian poet. He has published 19 volumes of poetry. Lived in Australia for 20 years. Currently in NZ. Appeared in Writing To The Wire Anthology, edited by Dan Disney and..
Lelei Lelei Jnr (aka Machete) and Neil Turnbull (aka The Ghost) came from very different backgrounds but when they eventually found each other they became the 2nd five/centre combination that ruled wo..
Magnificent Moon is the eagerly awaited debut collection from one of the new stars of New Zealand poetry. Ashleigh Young's poems have been appearing in magazines for 10 years. She gained an MA in Crea..
When family suddenly becomes your greatest challenge, mystery, rediscovery.As children in Calcutta, Ashim and Abhay made a small mistake that split their family forever. Thirty years later, Ashim has ..
A poem is a vote. It chooses freedom of imagination, freedom of critical thought, freedom of speech. A collection of political poems in its very essence argues for the power of the democratic voice. H..
This is a collection of new poems and drawings by award winning poet, Cilla McQueen, tracing the lives and voyages of her ancestors, and the living history of her husband's people. The themes include:..
'It's easy to see what the fuss is about. Sanders' prose is sharper than a switchblade...It's like Raymond Chandler, Lee Child and Elmore Leonard rolled into one.' Sydney Morning Herald..Ex-undercover..
The matriarch is a woman of intelligence, wit, beauty and ruthlessness, and has become a mythical figure through her fight to repossess the land and sustain her people against the ravages wrought by t..
In 2015 Natalie Yule Yeoman was diagnosed with breast cancer. A Maze of Grace is the story of her response to the illness over a year, through diary entries, correspondence, poems, medical reports and..
This novel is an urgent, crushing observation of adaptation and exclusion amidst preparation to settle Antarctica as climate destruction starts to bite. New Zealand in 2048, gateway to the melting con..
`Meltwater' is a homage to the power of storytelling. Of a woman's unique journey to find her `self'. A journey made difficult by the fact that Elizabeth has thirteen different `selves,' all part of h..
"I have a growing number of scars. A three-inch horizontal scar across the stomach, very tidy. Two more small ones either side of the rib cage and now one on the hand and arm to deal with a Viking inh..