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On any terms Alice and the Fly is a stunning novel but as a debut work it is outstanding, marking out James Rice as a new talent to watch. This is a vivid and profoundly disturbing book which will stay with you long after you have closed it.

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S J Naudé’s simple but elegant prose creates stories that are incredibly realistic yet the atmosphere is such that the reader experiences a slowly building terror of everything being on the verge of falling apart - that these characters’ lives are as fragile and brittle as the bones of birds, a

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When Coco learns that her mother Elizabeth is about to die, her life turns upside down. She returns home to care for her ailing mother but cannot settle to the task, finding herself beset with confusion and with raging appetites for food, drink and sex.

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“Hope is a fiction of the mind. It’s like Cremora… It makes coffee taste less bitter. It makes you think you’re drinking cream, but it’s all chemicals and additives.

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Shadowboxing is an utterly enthralling collection of tales from a life spent in an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Australia during the very lean years of the 1960s.

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What do you do when all you can think about is stories? Too many to settle on one grand narrative? One possibility is to become a pub bore, spinning neglected yarns. The other is to write, over and over again.

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A dystopian vision of a future where everyone has new names, history is frowned upon, art is a sickly-sweet imitation of what it once was, and everyone is expected to apologise. What does everyone have to apologise for?

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This book follows the character Karolina Ferreira, who goes to a town called Voorspoed in South Africa to study the insects, primarily the rare moths, there.

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It’s a familiar story: a self-destructive sibling returns to the family home following her mother’s death.

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Helen Donnelly passed away over a year ago, leaving behind her husband Irving and teenage daughter Severn. From the moment Irving set eyes on Helen in her father's bookshop years before he knew he was infatuated.

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