This May, we are publishing seven new books. Exploring nature, politics, and our own interpersonal struggles, these books come to us from around the world, with perspectives from the US and Afghanistan, from Hong Kong and Germany, and from the rural Victorian electorate of Indi.
Robert Gott’s Naked Ambition is an offbeat political satire that follows the fallout after a local politician who reveals a life-sized nude portrait of himself to his family and his boss, the local Premier — a portrait that he intends to have entered for the Archibald Prize. Zen in the Garden shares observations from a life spent in contemplation — and cultivation — of nature, showing that you can create Zen in your life, wherever you live and whatever form your outdoor space takes. The Indi Way is a behind-the-scenes account of how a rural community found its own voice, and inspired a national movement of over 40 groups — including the Teal independents — to do the same. Dear Prudence is a collection of some of the weirdest and wildest questions sent to Slate’s longtime agony aunt, Prudence AKA Daniel M. Lavery, with Daniel’s sympathetic, thoughtful, and good-humoured advice. A professor falls in love with a mechanical ballerina in Owlish by Dorothy Tse (trans. Natascha Bruce), a boldly inventive novel that takes the form of an uncanny fable. The Secret Gate tells the incredible, true story of how a brave Afghan mother and a compassionate American officer engineered a daring escape in the final hours of the US evacuation of Afghanistan. The Dark Cloud is a gripping new investigation into the underbelly of digital technology revealing how costly the virtual world is, and how damaging it is to the environment.
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