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Killing Commendatore

The latest bewitching, kaleidoscopic novel from master storyteller Haruki Murakami, author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and 1Q84

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Heart of the Grass Tree

Heart of the Grass Tree is an exquisite, searing and hope-filled debut about mothers and daughters and family stories, about country and its living history.

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An eerie, dreamlike novel about love, violence and survival at any cost. Perfect for book club.

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The Shepherd's Hut

When I hit the bitumen and get that smooth grey rumble going under me everything’s hell different.

The Yield

I was born on Ngurambang – can you hear it? – Ngu–ram–bang.

Killing Commendatore

Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was there before me.