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Title: The Road to Tralfamadore is Bathed in River Water
Author: Blaise van Hecke
Price (Hardback): $25.00
Price (Paperback): $18.00
Publication Date: 8 August 2018
Format: Hardback (216x140mm – top)
Format: Paperback (216x140mm – bottom)
ISBN
Paperback: 978-1-925830-10-1
Hardback: 978-1-925830-04-0
Ebook: 978-1-925830-03-3
Category: Nonfictiobenn
Availability: Busybird Publishing

 

Take a journey into the past.
Into a way of living you’ve never encountered before.

 
In the early 1970s, a single mother and her four children find themselves alone on the east coast of New South Wales. They join the ‘Back to the Earth Movement’ at the idyllic land known as ‘Tralfamadore’.

Lyn and her children choose a spot on a hill bound by a river and creek, building a home using river stones and found objects. They sustain themselves on homegrown produce and fresh air.

For Blaise and her siblings, as well as children from the other homes scattered in the bush amongst nine dwellings, life is unrestrained and full of adventure.

Eventually, many of the Tralfamadorians leave to become sannyassins as part of the Rajneesh Movement in India, wearing orange and changing their names, but not before they’ve brought a little Indian culture to the bush.

The Road to Tralfamadore is Bathed in River Water is a memoir that depicts a childhood full of both naïvety and wisdom during an era of radical social change.


‘A beautifully rendered portrait of a place and time, a family and a community. Nostalgic, tender – and yet clear-eyed.’
Inga Simpson, Understory: a life with trees

 
‘I love this book. It is at once magical and real, both earthed and enchanting. It captures the innocence and spontaneity of a child’s view of the world, tempered by the child’s wry, sharp, affectionate observations on the antics of the wayward, loving, flawed, yet wise adults that weave in and out of her life. It was a joy to read.’
Arnold Zable. Writer, novelist and storyteller.

 
‘A dreamy excursion into an amazing way of life that captivates and mesmerises, and will challenge everything
you know.’
Lazaros Zigomanis, Pride


The Road to Tralfamadore is Bathed in River Water (P&H inc.)




 
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Title: Healthy Spirit
Author: Various
Series: The Health Conscious Project
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: TBA
Format: Paperback (210x135mm, ? pages)
ISBN: TBA
Category: Nonfiction

Ten experts speak through their unique modalities and discuss how to keep a healthy spirit.

 
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Title: Drifting
Author: Sean O’Leary
Price: $20.00
Publication Date: 20 September 2017
Format: Paperback (181x111mm, 170 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-925585-55-1
Category: Fiction

Ben drifts into Geraldton, broke, lost, and trying to escape a past that haunts him. When he meets Kelly – a strong, determined woman – he has a chance to redeem himself, but can he escape the choices of his past, or will he be forever drifting?

Title: Pride
Author: Lazaros Zigomanis
Price: $30.00
Publication Date: 27 April 2017
Format (white cover): Paperback (234x153mm, 292 pages)
Format (red cover): Hardback (234x156mm, 292 pages)
ISBN
Print: 978-1-925585-24-7
Hardback: 978-1-925585-89-6
Ebook: 978-1-925585-25-4
Category: Fiction

Luke wants more than what small-town living has to offer, and he thinks footy may be his way out. Everything begins to change when an Indigenous footballer, Adam Pride, emerges from the night.

Title: 13 Stories
Authors: Various
Price: $20.00
Publication Date: 12 October 2016
Format: Paperback (216x140mm, 128 pages)
ISBN: 978-0-9953503-2-8
Category: Fiction

A collection of thirteen stories featuring some of Australia’s newest and most promising writers, including Ryan O’Neill (winner of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Their Brilliant Careers), and A. S. Patrić (winner of the 2016 Miles Franklin for Black Rock, White City).

 
Title: The Uncanny Love of Jimmy Panagakos
Author: Beth Hill
Price: $20.00
Publication Date: 15 October 2015
Format: Paperback (181x111mm, 128 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-925260-80-9
Category: Fiction

Jimmy Panagakos returns home to manage the family milk bar, and deal with an unrequited love.

Title: Below the Belt: Experiences with Prostate Cancer
Author: Various
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 21 February 2015
Format: Paperback (153x234mm, 205 pages)
ISBN: 978 0 9925547 3 6
Category: Nonfiction

An anthology of experiences from people who’ve battled prostate cancer.

Title: Journey: Experiences with Breast Cancer
Author: Various
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 20 February 2012
Format: Paperback (150x230mm, 326 pages)
ISBN: 978 0 987 1538 0 7
Category: Nonfiction

A collection of stories from people who’ve been touched by breast cancer.

 
Title: Healthy Mind
Author: Various
Series: The Health Conscious Project
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 23 October 2015
Format: Paperback (210x135mm, 192 pages)
ISBN: 978 1 925260 78 6
Category: Nonfiction

Ten experts speak through their unique modalities and discuss how to keep a healthy mind.

Title: Healthy Body
Author: Various
Series: The Health Conscious Project
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 22 July 2017
Format: Paperback (210x135mm, 208 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-925585-57-5
Category: Nonfiction

Ten experts speak through their unique modalities and discuss how to keep a healthy body.

Title: Joffa: Isn’t That Life?
Author: Jeff Joffa Corfe
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 11 June 2015
Reprint: 21 March 2018
Format: Paperback (240x116mm, 227 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-925692-45-7
Category: Nonfiction

The story of Joffa, AFL’s most famous football supporter. Now with BONUS material – Joffa’s top ten players, with profiles written by authors Joffa has personally hand-selected!

 
Title: Self Made: Real Australian Business Stories
Price: $15.00
Publication Date: 14 February 201
Format: Paperback (181x111mm, 143 pages)
ISBN: 978 0 9924874 3 0
Category: Nonfiction

Eight biopics from business owners who’ve built businesses from the ground up are sure to help you on the road to becoming self-made!

Title: The Launch Book
Series: The Easy Publishing Series
Author: Les Zigomanis
Price: $14.95
Publication Date: 22 April 2015
Format: Paperback (181x111mm, 70 pages)
ISBN: 9780992522605
Category: Nonfiction

In this simple guide, learn everything you need to know to organise your book launch.

Title: The Book Book: 12 Steps to Successful Publishing
Series: The Easy Publishing Series
Author: Blaise van Hecke
Price: $19.95
Publication Date: 7 February 2014
Format: Paperback (181x111mm, 148 pages)
ISBN: 9780992432508
Category: Nonfiction

Learn everything you need to know about publishing!

 
Title: Bent Thumb Thinking
Author: Graham Crossan
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 5 December 2017
Format: Paperback (234mm x 156mm, 180 pages)
ISBN: 978 1 925692 35 8
Category: Nonfiction

A collection of anecdotes by an extraordinary man with a lateral view on life.

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