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Academy Street
Mary Costello
Review by Lisa Redmond
Academy Street is Mary Costello’s first novel following on from her award-winning short story collection The China Factory.
Amnesia
Peter Carey
Review by Charlotte Colwill
The timing of Peter Carey’s latest novel is particularly pertinent, especially in Australia, coming out as it does a few weeks after the death of Gough Whitlam, the one-time socialist prime minis
Cover Your Eyes
Adele Geras
Review by Sally Hughes
This is an intriguing story of guilt and responsibility.
I Refuse
Per Petterson
Review by Adam Ley-Lange
I Refuse is less a single story than a collection of broken narratives held lightly together by their relation to the two main characters, Jim and Tommy.
The Twilight Hour
Nicci Gerrard
Review by Megan Brown
In The Twilight Hour, Nicci Gerrard literalises the tidying and burying of memories and secrets into the physical process of clearing one’s possessions away.
 
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Moriarty
Anthony Horowitz
Review by Sam Pope
Writing sequels and prequels to classics has become common nowadays, but the results are variable.
A Man Lies Dreaming
Lavie Tidhar
Review by Jennifer Wade
A reader would expect a novel about the Holocaust, written from the point of view of a concentration camp inmate, to be shocking – but perhaps not in the grotesque, noir-comic style of A Man

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