• What does a house and a home mean to a writer? Acclaimed author Sonya Hartnett is firmly Melburnian but has restlessly moved from suburb to suburb in her search for the 'Last House' that special corner of the world in which to settle and find contentment. Viewing her life and work through the lens of real estate, she vividly recalls the places she has passed through on her way to finding home. Expanding on her 2010 Redmond Barry lecture, this short memoir is a beautifully atmospheric exploration of the idea of home and what it means to be a writer in a City of Literature.

  • The Willows own a decaying caravan park. When trusting Oliver befriends an outsider intent on uncovering the secrets of their family, the Willows' world is blown apart in a shocking climax. Published to much acclaim, Sleeping Dogs was the winner of both the 1996 Victorian Premier's Literary Award Sheaffer Pen Prize and the 1996 Miles Franklin Inaugural Kathleen Mitchell Award.

  • Indigo and Ravel are identical twins. When one threatens to break out of their obsessive, dependent relationship, there are disastrous consequences. A dark, brilliant novel with Gothic overtones, from this extraordinary young writer.

  • In this epic tale of desire and devastation, of enemies and strong friendships, of bloody revenge and lasting love, Sonya Hartnett traces the extraordinary life of Lord Tyrone Sully a man who voyages to the edges of the heart to find, at last, joy.

  • Growing up during the 1980s in the safe complacency of the Australian suburbs, Plum Coyle should be happy. But on the cusp of her fourteenth birthday - and on the fringe of her peer group - she lives in terror of the disapproval of her cruel and fickle girlfriends, and most of all, she hates her awkward, changing body with a passion.So when Plum's glamorous next-door neighbour Maureen, a young wife and mother, befriends Plum, Plum responds with worshipful fervour. Plum feels herself reinvented. With Maureen, she becomes the girl she's always wanted to be. But Maureen has an ulterior motive for taking Plum under her wing . . .

  • A chilling, subtle, deeply absorbing mystery. Seven gifted young artists are collected together in a monastery. But tensions build, and death follows.

  • Louie has finished with her old life, and stepped into a world of sinners. For her, nothing is going to be the same again. This darkly funny, disturbing novel explores a lawless world where morality is a nuisance, everything can be bought, and the prices paid are high.

  • The forest is earth and leaves, sun and shade, feather and blood and bone. It is the old way, the true way the wild way to live. But, for Kian, wilderness is not home.

  • Par une après-midi humide et argentée, Mathilda, 75 ans, découvre dans son salon un jeune garçon étrange qui n'y a pas été invité. De façon inattendue, ces deux-là prennent le thé et la vieille femme commence bientôt le récit de sa vie...
    Née au début du XXe siècle dans une famille australienne, Maddy est une enfant solitaire, étrangère dans sa propre maison, qui rêve d'une vie pleine de mystère...
    Alors le jour où, sur une plage, la jeune fille croise Plume, qui n'a aucune attache et ne possède rien, Maddy sent le sable s'ébouler sous ses pieds et les vagues lui répéter encore et encore le même mot...
    Une histoire douce-amère d'amour et de perte, d'acceptation et de réalisation de soi. Une fable lumineuse servie par la langue singulière de Sonya Hartnett, qui dit si bien la douleur et le transport amoureux, mais aussi la nature australienne, empreinte d'ancestrales légendes...

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