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January new releases

We’re excited to start 2021 with six fantastic new books: a selection of fiction and nonfiction. A tale of a country town and its rhythms, Alison Gibbs’ debut novel Repentance is also the story of modern Australia at one of its flashpoints, told tenderly and beautifully through the eyes of characters you won’t forget. Beowulf is a radical new feminist interpretation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements never before translated into English. Prosopagnosia by Sònia Hernández is a narratively ambitious reflection on art, beauty, motherhood, and identity.

The Diet Compass by science journalist Bas Kast is a practical, science-based guide to eating well and living longer, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. #ENTRYLEVELBOSS by careers expert Alexa Shoen is personal training for your career, based on a step-by-step plan that includes all the intel you need about getting hired in today’s world, in today’s industries, and with today’s tools. The 10th-anniversary edition of Sex at Dawn — the book that radically re-evaluates the origins and nature of human sexuality.

Read about these titles below, and to win a copy head to our Facebook or Instagram and let us know which one you’d most like to read and why.

Repentance

‘But then we all love this place, don’t we, in our different ways?’

It’s the summer of 1976, and the winds of change are blowing through the small town of Repentance on the edge of the Great Dividing Range. The old families farmed cattle and cut timber, but the new settlers, the hippies, have a different perspective on the natural order and humankind’s place in the scheme of things. Soon everything will be disturbed. Either the old growth is coming down or the loggers have to be stopped. And although not everyone agrees on tactics, noone will escape being drawn into the coming confrontation.

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Beowulf

NEW STATESMAN AND IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of The Mere Wife

Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf — and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world — there is a radical new verse interpretation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements never before translated into English.

A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. These familiar components of the epic poem are seen with a novelist’s eye towards gender, genre, and history.

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The Diet Compass

What do people with a particularly long life-span eat?
How can you lose weight efficiently?
Are illnesses in old age avoidable?
Can you ‘eat yourself young’

Discover the answers to these questions and more in this practical, science-based guide to eating well and living longer, which has sold over a million copies worldwide.

When science journalist Bas Kast collapsed with chest pains, he feared he had ruined his health forever with a diet of junk food. So he set off on a journey to uncover the essentials of diet and longevity.

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Prosopagnosia

A sly and playful novel about the many faces we all have.

Fifteen-year-old Berta says that beautiful things aren’t made for her, or that she isn’t destined to have them, or that the only things she deserves are ugly. It’s why her main activity, when she’s not at school, is playing the ‘prosopagnosia game’ — standing in front of the mirror and holding her breath until she can no longer recognise her own face. An ibis is the only animal she wants for a pet.

Berta’s mother is in her forties. By her own estimation, she is at least twenty kilos overweight, and her husband has just left her. Her…

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#ENTRYLEVELBOSS

Banging your head against the wall with the job search? #ENTRYLEVELBOSS will help you stop freaking out. Miserable in your current role but no idea what to do next? With this book you’ll be able to make a decision, no personality tests required. Convinced that you are the most unhireable person on this planet? That’s statistically improbable — and you’ll be amazed at how employable you’ll be by the time you have finished reading.

This is personal training for your career, based on a step-by-step plan that includes:

All the intel you need about getting hired in today’s world, in today’s…

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Sex at Dawn

The 10th-anniversary edition of the book that radically re-evaluates the origins and nature of human sexuality.

Since Darwin’s day, we’ve been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science — as well as religious and cultural institutions — has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man’s possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman’s fertility and fidelity.

In this groundbreaking book, however, Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá argue that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual…

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To win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram. Entries close Friday 22 January.

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Repentance

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