When Annaliese Winter walks down Curtis Holland's front path, he's ill-prepared for a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl who's a confounding mixture of adult and child. After years travelling the world with his band, Butterfish, he's not used to having a neighbour at all. So when Curtis receives an invitation to dinner from Annaliese's mother, Kate, he is surprised when he not only accepts but finds himself being drawn to this remarkably unremarkable family.
"Recommended: amusing, affectionate and real."
Everyone knows that Joel and Cat hate each other. Then they end up partners in a writing assignment. By the second paragraph they're in the thick of an all-out tandem-story war. Then Cat's dad and Joel's mum start dating, and they can finally agree on something - it's got to stop. But will sparks fly between Joel and Cat for all the right reasons as they go about setting a few things straight?
A Bolinda Exclusive - listen to your favourite Australian authors read their own short stories! Includes stories by Nick Earls, Tracey Cox, Richard Stubbs, Tara Moss, Maggie Alderson, Nick Hornby, Marian Keyes and many more...
Gotham tells of the encounter between music journalist Jeff Foster and 'boy pharaoh' Na$ti Boi. It reveals how hollow celebrities cast their spell. Think Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe.
NoHo is about living in the shadows of the famous. Meet Charlie and his would-be-star sister, Cassie, in Hollywood. Discover the Wisdom Tree and family #5. NoHo reveals the devotion of mothers and sons who overcome monsters.
Do you ever feel like you might have just one more chance to get on top of your life and make things happen? Andrew Van Fleet and Bamberg Davis Kirchner have parted company. Private equity has let him go without a fuss, and he's opting for a job that will let him spend more time at home. But the house is overrun by iPads and teenage hormones and conversations that have moved on without him.
Vancouver is the story Paul would tell if he were living in plague times - a story that comforts, a story that wards of evil. His story is about the giant that influenced his life, it's about the day the world changed, and it's about what happens when our giants come tumbling down.
Venice is about love and the tensions that pull us apart: the love between Harrison and his uncle Ryan, who is in need of a person to belong to, Natalie, who is pulled between her art and her heart, and Phil’s awkward stilted love.
"Story of my life"
Richard Derrington is 28 and single. More single than he'd like to be. More single than he'd expected to be, and not coping well. Since Anna trashed him six months ago he's been trying to find his way again. He's doing his job badly, he's playing tennis badly, his renovating attempts haven't got past the veranda, and he's wondering when things are going to change. Zigzag Street covers six weeks of Richard's life in Brisbane's Red Hill. Six weeks of rumination, chaos, poor judgement, interpersonal clumsiness...and, eventually, hope.
Here's a comic story of modern love and life when you're 20-something, single, and male. It is the mess Jon Marshall makes of his life when it stops making sense – a comedy of fallibility and misjudgements.
"if you like blow jobs, and male here is a book"
The complete set of five novellas from Nick Earls. Gotham tells of the encounter between music journalist Jeff Foster and 'boy pharaoh' Na$ti Boi. Venice is about love and the tensions that pull us apart. Vancouver is the story Paul would tell if he were living in plague times - a story that comforts, a story that wards off evil. Juneau captures an acutely observed moment in which we see the universe. NoHo is about living in the shadows of the famous.
An acutely observed moment in which we see the universe. Set in what was once a Canadian gold-rush town, it’s about lineage, sons and fathers and great uncles, and how we’re connected through time and across the planet.
A few months ago, Dan had to make a choice. Go to Geneva with his parents for a year, board at school, or move into a house with his 22-year-old bass-playing aunt, Jacq, and her friend, Naomi. He picked Jacq's place.
Now he's doing his last year at school and trying not to spin out, trying to master calculus, and trying to pick up a few skills for surviving in the adult world. Problem is, he falls for Naomi, and things become much more confusing.
Frank and Philby meet at university. Frank is the king of cool and dysfunctionally libidinous. Philby is nervous, nerdy and dysfunctionally insecure. Somehow, they form a team, and go about chasing girls, passing their degrees and surviving many a green drink experience. The hilarious misadventures of Frank and Philby are just part of what lies between the covers of Headgames....
"Not so keen on anthology"