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July New Releases

We have six brilliant new books coming out this month, including haunting and rediscovered fiction, powerful nonfiction, and a freshly reissued photography book. 

From an award-winning writer, Under the Skin is a landmark book that reveals the full story of racial health disparities in America; next, Holy Woman follows Louise Omer’s journey on a divine path, taking a personal approach to exploring the intersections of spirituality and patriarchy; Watersong is a spellbinding novel of loves lost and recovered, of secrets never spoken, and of how our pasts shape our futures; Lilly and Her Slave unearths new stories by Hans Fallada, following strong women who rebel against the pre-established patterns imposed on them by society; A System So Magnificent It Is Blinding is a chaotically joyful family saga following three disparate siblings: one who is treating a patient who sees the world in two dimensions, one who has joined a doomsday cult, and one who is trying to escape from the colour blue; lastly, in Westography we are treated to an updated version of Warren Kirk’s beloved photography book with photographs that transcend time and postcodes. 

Find out more about the titles below, and to win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram.

Under the Skin

From an award-winning writer at The New York Times Magazine comes a landmark book that tells the full story of racial health disparities in America, revealing the toll that racism takes on individuals and the health of the nation.

In 2018, Linda Villarosa’s New York Times Magazine article on maternal and infant mortality among Black mothers and babies in America caused an awakening. Hundreds of studies had previously established a link between racial discrimination and the health of Black Americans, with little progress toward solutions. But Villarosa’s article exposing that a Black woman with a…

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Holy Woman

Louise Omer was a Pentecostal preacher and faithful wife. But when her marriage crumbled, so did her beliefs.

Haunted by questions about what it means to be female in a religion that worships a male God, she left behind a church and home to ask women around the world: how can we exist in patriarchal religion? And can a woman be holy?

With $500 in her pocket and the conviction that she was following a divine path, Louise began a pilgrimage that has taken her to Mexican basilicas, Swedish cathedrals, Bulgarian mountains, and Moroccan mosques. Holy Woman combines travel writing, feminist theology, and…

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Watersong

A mesmerising novel by the author of Rainbirds and The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida about a young man trying to escape his past in Japan.

When Shouji Arai crosses one of his company’s most powerful clients, he must leave Akakawa immediately or risk his life. But his girlfriend Youko is nowhere to be found.

Haunted by dreams of drowning and the words of a fortune teller who warned him away from three women with water in their names, he travels to Tokyo, where he tries in vain to track Youko down. But Shouji soon realises that not everything Youko told him about herself was true. Who is the real woman he…

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Lilly and Her Slave

Almost 100 years after Hans Fallada committed himself to prison, previously unpublished and rewritten stories by the bestselling mid-century German author have been discovered.

It was the turning point before he became a bestselling author: Hans Fallada handed himself in to the police in September 1925, following repeated cases of embezzlement to finance his alcohol and morphine addiction.

At the time, a court-appointed doctor was assigned to assess the extent to which Fallada could be made accountable. This expert opinion, thought to have been lost, was only recently rediscovered. It is an extraordinary…

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A System So Magnificent It Is Blinding 

Are we free to create our own destinies or are we just part of a system beyond our control?

A joyful family saga about free will, forgiveness, and how we are all interconnected.

In October 1989, a set of triplets is born, and it is this moment their father chooses to reveal his affair. Pandemonium ensues.

Over two decades later, Sebastian is recruited to join a mysterious organisation, the London Institute of Cognitive Science, where he meets Laura Kadinsky, a patient whose inability to see the world in three dimensions is not the only thing about her that intrigues him. Meanwhile, Clara has travelled to…

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Westography

A new edition — with additional images — of Warren Kirk’s bestselling and beloved first book of photography.

In Westography, the renowned photographer Warren Kirk gains exclusive access to the homes and businesses of the last of a generation, capturing once-bustling industrial areas and the old inhabitants of back-street suburbia, along with garages, barber shops, fish and chip shops, milk bars, front gardens, sheds, and everything in between.

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To win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram. Entries close Friday 25 July. AU & NZ residents only.

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