The Good Parents

The Good Parents

From the author of Gilgamesh - longlisted for the Orange Prize - comes a novel of loss and longing that goes right to the heart of the struggle to belong. Maya de Jong, an eighteen-year-old country girl, moves away from home to live in the city. Here she begins an affair with her boss, whose wife is dying of cancer. But when Maya's parents, Toni and Jacob, arrive to stay with her, they are told by her housemate that Maya has gone away and no one knows where she is. As Toni and Jacob search for their daughter in the city, everything in their lives is thrown in doubt. They recall the dreams and ideals, the betrayals and choices of their youth - choices with unexpected and irrevocable consequences. As if, to bring Maya back, they must return to their own pasts.

Amazing Fishing Stories

Incredible Tales from Stream to Open Sea

Amazing Fishing Stories

Travel from Scottish streams to shark infested seas and from the frozen tundra to tropical reefs. There’s every style of fishing, from the magic touch of the fly to blood-and-thunder battles with monsters of the deep. Shiver at ghostly tales from the river bank and marvel at incredible exploits with rod and line. There are stories of ones that got away as well as catches that set records. Discover a treasure trove of stories, invested with a drama and poetry that makes this essential reading for all fishermen, everywhere.

Literary Activists

Writer-Intellectuals and Australian Public Life

Literary Activists

Uniquely examining the link between Australian writers and social change, this study investigates the motives behind literary figures who strive to become activists and social intellectuals. Exploring this intimate connection, this resource asks what such a bond reveals about Australian literature and the power of the written word. With fresh insight, this guide delves into the activism, careers, and writings of Judith Wright, Patrick White, Oodgeroo of the tribe of Noonuccal, Les Murray, Helen Garner, David Malouf and Tim Winton.

The Rough Guide to South India

The Rough Guide to South India

'The Rough Guide to South India' is the essential handbook to this fascinating region. The guide opens with a full colour section introducing the region's highlights with some inspirational photography and essential information on the region's diverse attractions, from enjoying an ayurvedic massage to exploring the ruins at Hampi. 'The Rough Guide' offers comprehensive and practical advice on everything from finding the best places to stay and the most comfortable means of transport, to spotting elephants in the Cardamon Hills and negotiating Mumbai. The guide also provides a lucid and informative insight into South India's history, religions, architecture, music and dance. There are also maps and plans for every region and town.

English Mechanic and World of Science

With which are Incorporated "the Mechanic", "Scientific Opinion," and the "British and Foreign Mechanic."

English Mechanic and World of Science


PeckinpahÕs Tragic Westerns

A Critical Study

PeckinpahÕs Tragic Westerns

The work of Sam Peckinpah represents a high point in American cinema. This text is the first theoretical and critical attempt to place Peckinpah within the 2,000-year-old tradition of western tragedy. The tradition, enfolding the Greeks, Shakespeare and modern tragedians, is represented in Peckinpah’s art in numerous ways, and the fact that he worked in the mode throughout his career distinguishes him from most American film directors. Films covered include Ride the High Country, Noon Wine, The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.