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1 y separately published work icon Subaru 1979 Tokyo : Shueisha , Z1672349 1979 periodical (2 issues)
24 2 y separately published work icon The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart Holly Ringland , ( trans. Kazuyo Misumi with title 赤の大地と失われた花 ) Japan : Shueisha , 2019 12341482 2018 single work novel

'The most enchanting debut novel of 2018, this is an irresistible, deeply moving and romantic story of a young girl, daughter of an abusive father, who has to learn the hard way that she can break the patterns of the past, live on her own terms and find her own strength.

'An enchanting and captivating novel, about how our untold stories haunt us - and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

'After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is taken in by her grandmother, June, a flower farmer who raises Alice on the language of Australian native flowers, a way to say the things that are too hard to speak.

'Under the watchful eye of June and the women who run the farm, Alice settles, but grows up increasingly frustrated by how little she knows of her family's story. In her early twenties, Alice's life is thrown into upheaval again when she suffers devastating betrayal and loss. Desperate to outrun grief, Alice flees to the dramatically beautiful central Australian desert. In this otherworldly landscape Alice thinks she has found solace, until she meets a charismatic and ultimately dangerous man.

'Spanning two decades, set between sugar cane fields by the sea, a native Australian flower farm, and a celestial crater in the central desert, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart follows Alice's unforgettable journey, as she learns that the most powerful story she will ever possess is her own.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

24 52 y separately published work icon Burial Rites Hannah Kent , ( trans. Yoko Kato with title 凍える墓 ) Tokyo : Shueisha , 2015 Z1828606 2013 single work novel historical fiction (taught in 1 units)

'In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men.

'Agnes is sent to wait out the time leading to her execution on the farm of District Officer Jon Jonsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoids speaking with Agnes. Only Toti, the young assistant reverend appointed as Agnes's spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her, as he attempts to salvage her soul. As the summer months fall away to winter and the hardships of rural life force the household to work side by side, Agnes's ill-fated tale of longing and betrayal begins to emerge. And as the days to her execution draw closer, the question burns: did she or didn't she?

'Based on a true story, Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about personal freedom: who we are seen to be versus who we believe ourselves to be, and the ways in which we will risk everything for love. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's formidable landscape, where every day is a battle for survival, and asks, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?' (Publisher's blurb)

18 7 y separately published work icon The Suspect Michael Robotham , ( trans. Toshiya Echizen with title 容疑者 ) Tokyo : Shueisha , 2006 Z1113558 2004 single work novel thriller crime

'Renowned psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin has it all-a thriving practice, a devoted, beautiful, fiercely intelligent wife, and a lovely young daughter. But when he's diagnosed with Parkinson's, O'Loughlin begins to dread the way his exceptional mind has been shackled to a failing body, and the cracks in his perfect existence start to show.

'At first, O'Loughlin is delighted to be called in to a high-profile murder investigation, hoping his extraordinary abilities at perception will help bring a killer to justice. But when O'Loughlin recognizes the victim as one of his former patients, an emotionally disturbed young woman who nearly brought ruin upon him, O'Loughlin hesitates-a fateful decision that soon places O'Loughlin at the top of the lists of both a bullish detective, and a diabolical killer.' (Publication summary)

2 1 y separately published work icon Who Killed Bianca? Emma Darcy , ( trans. Sonoko Takatsuki with title Korosare isogu onnatachi )with title 殺され急ぐ女たち ) Tokyo : Shueisha , 2004 Z1048921 2002 single work novel crime

Bianca Bernini did not foresee she would inspire her own murder when she boarded the legendary Ghan for the two day train trip from Sydney to Alice Springs. As the most read, most listened to gossip columnist in Australia, she was revelling in he power to ruin the lives of eight other passengers - eight highly placed, privileged people, who were determined on hiding their secrets at any cost. What would they pay to stop the public revelations she could and would make? For K.C. Gordon, successful romance novelist, travelling is a way of recharging her batteries - meeting new people, seeing new places, embracing new experiences. Wanting to set her next story in the Australian outback she starts off her trip on The Ghan hoping some of the passengers will provide inspiration for new characters. Within an hour of the train leaving platform one she is reluctantly drawn into the web Bianca is weaving around her victims. But the web is already spun. - back cover (Macmillan, 2002)

6 20 y separately published work icon A Much Younger Man Dianne Highbridge , ( trans. Masako Sasada with title Amari ni toshishita no kare )with title あまりに年下の彼 ) Tokyo : Shueisha , 2002 Z171252 1998 single work novel
43 14 y separately published work icon Waiting for the Barbarians J. M. Coetzee , ( trans. Kōji Tokō with title 夷狄を待ちながら ) Tokyo : Shueisha , 1991 6303247 1980 single work novel 'How do you eradicate contempt, especially when that contempt is founded on nothing more substantial than differences in table manners, variations in the structure of the eyelid? Shall I tell you what I sometimes wish? I wish that these barbarians would rise up and teach us a lesson, so that we would learn to respect them.

After twenty years of peacefully running one of the Empire’s settlements, a magistrate takes pity on an enemy barbarian who has been tortured. He enters into an awkward intimate relationship with her, and then is himself imprisoned as an enemy of the state.

Waiting for the Barbarians is a disturbing political fable about oppression, the fraught desire for reparation, and about living with a troubled conscience under an unjust regime.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

10 40 y separately published work icon The Power of One Bryce Courtenay , ( trans. Michio Ochi with title パワー・オブ・ワン / ) Tokyo : Shueisha , 1990 6159943 1989 single work novel

'For the young Peekay, it is a piece of advice that he will carry with him throughout his life.Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice. Bryce Courtenay's classic bestseller is a story of the triumph of the human spirit - a spellbinding tale for all ages.' (Publication summary)

2 1 y separately published work icon It Looks Different When You Get There Elisabeth MacIntyre , ( trans. Kume Minoru with title Jeni no shiawase sagashi ) Tokyo : Shueisha , 1984 Z667599 1978 single work novel young adult Jenny Williamson is attending university when she discovers she is pregnant. Contrary to the well meant advice of friends and family, she decides to drop out of university and look after her baby herself.
2 6 y separately published work icon The Giant Devil Dingo Dick Roughsey , Dick Roughsey (illustrator), ( trans. Shiraishi Kazuko with title Oki Na Akuma No Dingo : Dikku Raujī No Ehon ) Tokyo : Shueisha , 1980 Z667628 1973 single work picture book children's Indigenous story This legend of Gaiya, the giant devil-dingo, belongs to several tribes in the lower Cape York Peninsula. The boss of Gaiya was old Eelgin the grasshopper woman who used Gaiya to hunt and kill men for food. One day Eelgin sent Gaiya in pursuit of two young Chooku-chooku men (or butcher-bird brothers) who happened to pass by her camp. The men ran and ran with Gaiya howling in pursuit after them. Eventually the brothers managed to spear Gaiya and kill him. The spirit of Gaiya was angry and bit Eelgin on the nose and that is why grasshoppers have the same marks on their noses to this day. (Source: Book)
4 6 y separately published work icon The Rainbow Serpent Dick Roughsey , Dick Roughsey (illustrator), ( trans. Shiraishi Kazuko with title Oki na niji hebi ) Tokyo : Shueisha , 1980 Z667625 1975 single work picture book children's Indigenous story This is the Aboriginal legend of the formation of the landscape on Cape York Peninsula. Goorialla, the Rainbow Serpent, was looking for his own tribe. On his travels he formed mountains, a deep gorge, and a lily lagoon called Minalinka. Eventually he found his own people. He showed them how to make headdresses of feathers and how to dance. When a big storm blew up, all the people built shelters except the Bil-bil boys. When they sought shelter in Goorialla's humpy he opened his mouth and swallowed them. Their people followed Goorialla when he left and cut him open to release the brothers who had turned into Rainbow Lorikeets. When Goorialla woke and discovered what had happened he was so incensed his rage caused the mountain to shake and thunder. He hurled parts of the mountain all over the country to form the hills and the mountains of today (Source: book).