Fiction

Fabulous Nobodies

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

'I'm standing on the door of the Less Is More club, thinking about my fingernails. I'm up here, above the throng, a fashion leader, with the crowd below almost swooning at my feet, and I'm dressed impeccably from head to toe except for three chipped nails on my right hand. Three chipped nails! ...

'My name is Reality Nirvana Tuttle, and I was born in 1968. Nineteen sixty-eight was one of the great years in modern history. It was the year Yves Saint Laurent shocked the fashion world with his first see-through blouse ...

Special Interests: 
Fashion
ISBN: 
1876485051
Location: 
New York
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
1999

Dreamquake

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Fiction

The horror of the Rainbow Opera riot is the talk of Southland. Dreamhunter Grace Tiebold's reputation is in tatters and her niece Laura Hame is in hiding. But the nightmare has only just begun.

Rumours about the government's torture of prisoners have been buried, and corrupt minister Cas Doran is free to take his plans to shocking heights. For at a secret depot deep within the Place, a new, terrifying dream has been unearthed - waiting to wreak havoc on the country and give Cas Doran ultimate power.

Sub Genre: 
Young Adult
ISBN: 
0732281946
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2007

Dreamhunter

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Fiction

Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader into an extraordinary fictional world in which dreams are as vividly described as the cream cakes in the tea shop, the sand on the beach or teenage first love.

Set in 1906, Dreamhunter describes a world very similar to ours, except for a special place, known simply as The Place, where only a select group of people can go. These people are called Dreamhunters and they harvest dreams which are then transmitted to the general public for the purposes of entertainment, therapy - or terror and political coercion.

Sub Genre: 
Young Adult
ISBN: 
9780732281939

Shoot Straight you Bastards

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

On February 27, 1902, Lieutenant Harry Morant and Lieutenant Peter Hancock were shot by a British military firing squad. Both were serving in the Boer War as Australians under British command. They had been found guilty by court martial of killing Boer prisoners.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
174051081X
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2002

You'll Never Take Me Alive

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

"I'm not a criminal. I've been driven to this life... I was held for a month in gaol, an innocent man. While I was away me wife ran away - with a policeman... Then I was arrested for the mail coach robbery and held another month before I was let out on bail. When I came home, I found my house burned down the cattle perished of thirst, left locked in the yards... By Gawd, Mr Norton, it's your mob have driven me to it and, I tell you straight, you'll never take me alive!!" [Ben Hall interviewed by Inspector Norton of the NSW Police in 1863].

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
1740512812
Location: 
Canberra

English Toss on Planet Andong

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

'Don't you realise you can get by without other people?  They're the ones who make you sad.  They're the ones who let you down, who disappoint you.  And a troubled heart's such a chore.'

Every year, thousands of people travel to faraway lands to to teach English as a foreign language.  The fools.  One such expat is Paul Taylor, a heartbroken Aussie looking for a fresh start in a South Korean classroom.  The lack of training isn't much of a help, but it's the baffling natives and unhinged flatmates that really start to convince him he's crash-landed in another galaxy.

ISBN: 
9780958006125

Out of the Black Land

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt is peaceful and prosperous under the dual rule of the Pharaohs Amenhotep III and IV, until the younger Pharaoh begins to dream new and terrifying dreams.

Ptah-hotep, a young peasant boy studying to be a scribe, wants to live a simple life in a Nile hut with his lover Kheperren and their dog Wolf. But Amenhotep IV appoints him as Great Royal Scribe. Surrounded by bitterly envious rivals and enemies, how long will Ptah-hotep survive?

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780980790009
Location: 
Ancient Egypt
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2010

Why She Loves Him

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

Blurb About the Book

These are tales of fugitive lives: dazzling portraits of women and men on the run; from their present, their past, their future – from themselves…

Here, finally, is the complete collection of short fiction from award-winning author Wendy James. Holding a discerning mirror to seemingly ordinary lives, James captures recurring themes of love, betrayal, passion and guilt to show just how vulnerable and intricate the human heart really is.

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
ISBN: 
9781921401190
Publisher: 
UWA Press
Year of Publication: 
2009