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    • PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future, Mason,  Paul
    PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future
    Paul Mason

    Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone continual change, change based largely on information technology which has reshaped our familiar notions of work, production and value.Mason shows how, from the ashes of the recent financial ... read more

    • Sex Object: A Memoir, Valenti,  Jessica
    Sex Object: A Memoir
    Jessica Valenti

    Jessica Valenti has been one of the leading voices on gender and politics in the US for over a decade. Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti's adolescence and young adulthood in New Yo ... read more

    • The Lost Time Accidents, Wray,  John
    The Lost Time Accidents
    John Wray

    Haunted by a failed love affair and the darkest of family secrets, Waldemar 'Waldy' Tolliver wakes one morning to discover that he has been exiled from the flow of time. The world continues to turn, and Waldy is desperate to find his way back. In thi ... read more

    • Weatherland, Harris,  Alexandra
    Alexandra Harris

    Writers and artists across the centuries, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk air, have felt very different things.In Weatherland Harris tells a story of how the weather in Britain has been experienced over the centuries – ... read more

    • Where the Light Falls, Shirm,  Gretchen
    Where the Light Falls
    Gretchen Shirm

    Andrew, a photographer, returns to Australia when he hears that his former girlfriend has disappeared. By the time he gets back, no body has been found. He prolongs his stay in Australia putting his current relationship at risk for reasons he barely ... read more

    • White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World, Dyer,  Geoff
    White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World
    Geoff Dyer

    White Sands is a creative exploration of why we travel. Episodic, wide-ranging, funny and smart, the linked journeys recall the themes of Dyer's Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It , albeit with the wisdom of (middle) age. From a trip to t ... read more

    • Wood Green, Rabin,  Sean
    Wood Green
    Sean Rabin

    Michael, an aspiring writer who has recently finished his PhD, takes a job as the secretary to his literary hero, Lucian Clarke, a reclusive novelist with a mysterious cosmopolitan past, who lives in a village on a mountain outside Hobart. While Mich ... read more

    • Year of the Wasp, Deane,  Joel
    Year of the Wasp
    Joel Deane

    In 2012 Joel Deane suffered a stroke. Suddenly he was a poet without language. Year of the Wasp tracks Deane's battle to rediscover his poetic voice. From these deeply personal origins Deane's third poetry collection rises to confront the realities o ... read more

    • Carrying the World, Clarke,  Maxine Beneba
    Carrying the World
    Maxine Beneba Clarke

    A haunting visit to the International Museum of Slavery, in Liverpool England. A feisty young black girl pushing back against authority. The joy and despair of single parenthood. A love-hate relationship with words. This collection of Beneba Clarke' ... read more

    • Dark Money: the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right, Mayer,  Jane
    Dark Money: the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right
    Jane Mayer

    In a meticulously researched work of investigative journalism, New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer exposes the network of billionaires trying to buy the US electoral system and succeeding. Led by libertarian industrialists the Koch brothers, they beli ... read more

    • Great Divide, Stiglitz,  Joseph
    Great Divide
    Joseph Stiglitz

    Since Joseph Stiglitz made the argument in The Price of Inequality that reducing income disparities and increasing social mobility is not just fairer, but is the only way to make markets work as they really should, inequality has come to be recogni ... read more

    • Hatred of Poetry, Lerner,  Ben
    Hatred of Poetry
    Ben Lerner

    Many more people agree they hate poetry,' Ben Lerner writes, 'than can agree what poetry is. Lerner takes the hatred of poetry as the starting point of his defence of the art. He examines poetry's greatest haters (beginning with Plato's famous claim ... read more

    • Landmarks, Macfarlane,  Robert
    Robert Macfarlane

    For years now, Robert Macfarlane has been fascinated by the connections between literature and landscape and has collected words for aspects of landscape, nature and weather, drawn from dozens of languages and dialects of Britain and Ireland. Landmar ... read more

    • Laurus, Vodolazkin,  Eugene
    Eugene Vodolazkin

    Fifteenth-century Russia is a time of plague and pestilence, and a young healer, skilled in the art of herbs and remedies, finds himself overcome with grief and guilt when he fails to save his loved one. Leaving behind his village, his possessions an ... read more

    • Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was, Sjon,   Cribb,  Victoria
    Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was
    Sjon, Cribb, Victoria

    The year is 1918 and in Iceland the erupting volcano Katla can be seen colouring the sky night and day from the streets of Reykjavik. 16 year old Mani Steinn lives a precarious life, selling sexual favours and entranced by films and the altered reali ... read more

    • Negroland, Jefferson,  Margo
    Margo Jefferson

    The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland'. With privilege came expectation...Reckoning with the strictures and demands o ... read more