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Cape Catley; Picton, 1997 ISBN/Code: 0908561687 NZ$27.95
The Lifeboat is set in a private psychiatric hospital,
a place of compassionate experiment, on the wild south-eastern coast of
New Zealand. As in the movements of a long-established quadrille, patient
and therapist advance, fall back, and advance again. This novel is crafted
on different levels, which celebrate the resilience of the human heart,
and the triumph of hope.
Brunton, Alan (editor)
WRITING ISLAND BAY
Bumper Books; Wellington, 1997 ISBN/Code: 0958353794
NZ$51.95 134pp softcover
Writing Island Bay had its beginnings in a show by theatre
performers, musicians and photographers living in the Wellington suburb.
This show forms the basis of the collection of writings connected with
the bay, from Katherine Mansfield, Eileen Dugan and Robin Hyde, to modern
day works by Michele Leggott, Anne Kennedy and others.
Burgess, Linda; Stratford, Stephen
SAFE SEX: AN E-MAIL ROMANCE
Godwit Publishing; Auckland 1997 ISBN/Code: 1869620194
NZ$24.95 160pp softcover
Safe Sex, New Zealand's first e-mail novel, takes a revealing
look at the romantic possibilities of the internet and also offers a witty
insight into the New Zealand literary scene in the nineties.
IN A FISHBONE CHURCH
Victoria University Press; Wellington, 1998 ISBN/Code:
0864733356 NZ$24.95 270pp softcover
This new novel "spans continents and decades. From the
Berlin rave scene to the Christchurch duck season, from the rural 1950s
to the cosmopolitan present."
Auckland University Press; Auckland, 1998 ISBN/Code:
1869401875 NZ$19.95 64pp softcover
A collection of poems from Dunedin poet John Dickson.
Quoin Press; New Zealand,1997 ISBN/Code: 1877163066 NZ$24.95
The Kaikoura coast and the whales who frequent its waters
are the constant elements in this wide-ranging historical novel. Jim Dykes
employs an extensive cast to enliven the history of the Whale Coast, from
the terror of Te Rauparaha's raids, through to the recent development of
a new industry based on the whales, and to take the reader into the near
CHEMICAL EVOLUTION: ART AND DRUG CULTURE
Bumper Books; Wellington, 1997 ISBN/Code: 0958353778
NZ$20.00 60pp softcover
""e;Craziness is heaven"e;, said Jimi
Hendrix; and a generation of young people heard him and went crazy. Dissatisfied
with who they were and what kind of place they lived in, these malcontents
decided to change their minds". This is a "free-wheeling evocation of those
high and far-out times".
Penguin Books; Auckland; 1989 ISBN/Code: 0140341609 NZ$12.95
It is summer in a small NZ town. A wounded American soldier
is coming to stay with Rex and his family. Rex is full of expectations,
but from the moment Jackson Coop steps down from the bus there are surprises-and
how could anyone predict the dramatic events which will unfold in the days
POWER OF PLACE, THE: LANDSCAPE IN NEW ZEALAND CHILDREN'S
Otago University Press; Dunedin, 1998 ISBN/Code: 1877133477
NZ$39.95 250pp softcover
Spanning the years 1970 - 1989, this book looks at seascapes
and landscapes in New Zealand children's fiction. Covering a wide range
of writers the book argues "thatthe dangerous characteristics of the New
Zealand landscape have provided writers with scope to explore, experiment
and develop a unique New Zealand voice."
Flamingo; Auckland 1998 ISBN/Code: 1869502698 NZ$ 24.95
Set in contemporary Auckland, Blue Kisses tells the compelling
story of the relationship between Bishop, the narrator and Rowan, drug
dealer, cynic and would be artist.In the world of druggy hedonism they
inhabit, violence is never far away. This new novel explores areas of New
Zealand life not covered before in book form.
Hoai Pham Thi
CRYSTAL MESSENGER, THE
University of Otago Press; Dunedin 1997 ISBN/Code: 187713340X
The Crystal Messenger is a magical story of two sisters'
journey to emotional and sexual maturity. But it is also a powerful allegory
about the fate of North and South Vietnam. This volume is the first English
language edition of this extraordinary work to be published anywhere in
HUIA SHORT STORIES 2
Huia Publishers; Wellington 1997 ISBN/Code: 0908975643 NZ$24.95
The best short stories for adults in English from the
Huia Short Story Awards 1997. This collection contains the finalist stories
in the award catagories for both new and previously published Maori writers.
Victoria University Press; Wellington, 1998 ISBN/Code:
0864733364 NZ$19.95 softcover
This is the third novella that completes the autobiographical
trilogy. "Steph is ten and in trouble. Lex is thirteen and wants to save
her sister. But being a saviour is harder than it seems".
I SEE A VOICE
HarperCollins Publishers (NZ) Ltd; Auckland 1998 ISBN/Code:
1869502701 NZ$19.95 180pp softcover
Alone in his apartment Ben tapes his novel into a machine.
His only visitor is his agent. Next door the story of Diana and Jack is
being played out. Ian Middleton, who is himself blind, writes for the first
time on the theme of perception.
LET US BE NAKED
Quoin Press; New Zealand 1997 ISBN/Code: 1877163058 NZ$19.95
Let Us Be Naked is Joseph Musaphia first novel,
it is the story of Eddie Lang, who comes home to find himself. But there
is no home, no wife, no family, no job, no money, no faith and no hope.
NEXT WAVE, THE
Otago University Press; Dunedin, 1998 ISBN/Code: 1877133442
NZ$24.95 274pp softcover
This is an anthology of "exciting and subversive new
writing from a new generation of writers from Aotearoa/New Zealand". It
includes the work by Sia Figiel, a popular young Samoan writer.
Price, Chris (Editor)
LANDFALL 194 SPRING 1997 50TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
University of Otago; Dunedin 1997 ISBN/Code: 1877133299
NZ$24.95 212pp softcover
A large issue to celebrate Landfalls 50th anniversary,
contains writing from veteran contributors and newer writers.
Price, Chris (editor)
LANDFALL 195: MARCH 1998
Otago University Press; Dunedin, 1998 ISBN/Code: 1877133450
This special issue coincides with the International Festival
of the Arts and includes work by many of the writers appearing in the writers
and readers week - including Sia Figiel, Anne Michaels and Yuko Tsushima.
BURN MY HEAD IN HEAVEN
Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd; Auckland 1997 ISBN/Code: 0140273743
This is the story of two worlds, of a Niuean family and
their burning desire to leave their island homes, discarding the traditional
ways for the streets of Auckland.
HAVING WORDS WITH YOU
Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd; Auckland 1997 ISBN/Code: 014027376X
NZ$24.95 soft cover
Rich with the incredible strangeness of daily life, this
first collection of short stories is a twilight tour of the things that
drive us to distraction, lovers and solitude, fears and fantasies.