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Anna Chiu has her hands full looking after her siblings and helping out at her dad's restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right at home, she's starting to feel like she could just be a normal teen. But when Mum finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as Mum's condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other. A nourishing tale about the crevices of culture, mental wellness and family.
In the late 1970s, in the forgotten outer suburbs, a girl has her hands in the engine of a Holden. A sinister new man has joined the family. He works as a mechanic and operates an unlicensed repair shop. The family is under threat. The girl reads the Holden workshop manual for guidance. She fights the man at the place where she believes his heart lives—in the engine of the car. Spare, poetic and intensely visual, 'Exploded View' is the powerful new novel from one of Australia's most celebrated writers and winner of the inaugural Stella Prize.
Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her? 'The Weekend' explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we're forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. Sharply observed and excruciatingly funny, this is a jewel of a book: a celebration of tenderness and friendship that is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation... Until one night her granddaughter blows ashore in the midst of a storm, desperate, begging for sanctuary. And when trouble comes following her granddaughter, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will fight to save her as fiercely as her name suggests... A richly imagined and mythic parable of home and kin that cements Lucy Treloar's place as one of our most acclaimed novelists.
Domestic abuse is a national emergency: one in four Australian women has experienced violence from a man she was intimate with. Too often we ask the wrong question: why didn't she leave? We should be asking: why did he do it? Jess Hill puts perpetrators—and the systems that enable them—in the spotlight. Combining forensic research with riveting storytelling, 'See What You Made Me Do' radically rethinks how to confront the crisis of fear and abuse in our homes. Critically, it shows that we can drastically reduce domestic violence—not in generations to come, but today.
The fascinating story of a much-maligned and little-understood native Australian rodent. The long-haired rat breeds and spreads prodigiously after big rains. Its irruptions were plagues to European colonists, who feared and loathed all rats, but times of feasting for Aboriginal people....
It's compulsory to vote in Australia. Australia is one of a handful of countries in the world that enforce this rule, and the only English-speaking country that makes its citizens vote. Not only that, we embrace it. We celebrate compulsory voting with barbeques and cake stalls at polling stations, and election parties that spill over into Sunday morning. But how did this come to be: when and why was voting in Australia made compulsory? How has this aﬀected our politics? And how else is the way we vote diﬀerent from other democracies?
'The Oarsmen' tells the story of the servicemen who survived the war to row for the coveted King's Cup at the 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta. Combining first-hand accounts with lively prose, this never-before-told story approaches the First World War from peacetime and illuminates history in vivid and compelling detail. Interweaving the soldiers' personal stories from before, during and after the war, 'The Oarsmen' paints a fascinating picture of how these men, and society, transitioned from an unprecedented war to a new sort of peace.
Birth Plan, LK Holt's fourth full-length collection is a generous, sharp-edged, technically masterful and expansive collection from one of Australia's foremost female poets. These poems are transformative, fiercely feminist, unrelenting in their clarity, and display a rare mastery of the musicality of language. Exploring the realities of mothering and loving in the late Anthropocene, Holt's work is rigorous in its exploration and evocation of psychological truths and half-truths. Fearless and darkly humorous, these are poems that turn on a phoneme and give full life and song to the...
Adele loves being one of the popular girls at Keziah Christian Academy, with her best friend Delia at her side. Then Delia dumps her for a new girl with more money, and Adele is forced to share a room with Lottie, the school pariah. As they share Jane Eyre, Lottie's gruff exterior and honesty grow on Adele, and together they take on bullies and protect each other from the vindictive and prejudiced teachers. When a boy goes missing on campus, Adele and Lottie must work together to solve the mystery, in the process learning the true meaning of friendship.
In a bold argument, Marilyn Lake shows that race and reform were mutually supportive as Progressivism became the political logic of settler colonialism at the turn of the 20th century. She points to exchanges between American and Australasian reformers who shared racial sensibilities, along with a commitment to forging an ideal social order.
The Prime Minister's Literary Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional literary talents of esteemed and emerging Australian writers.
Local screen industry jobs will be boosted with the announcement that two major Netflix features will be filmed in Australia.
The poems in 'The Future Keepers' honour ecosystems and the custodians of future ecologies. They navigate the poet's own embodied experiences of change and succession—of family, community and place. From the research scientists, gardeners, birds and plants of Kings Park, to the activism and ecosystems of the Beeliar Wetlands, to the poet's own inherited landscapes, these poems evoke mutuality and exchange in speaking of the gifts we receive from being open to encounters with other species, and the reciprocity that these gifts imply.
A rare bracelet crafted in the early 1900s will now be on display for all Australians to see.
The Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Scheme provides legal protection for cultural objects on loan from overseas lenders for temporary public exhibition in Australia.
Successful applicants from the 2020–21 Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS) round have been announced.
The National Cultural Heritage Account helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford.