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May New Releases

This month we are publishing a four insightful books guaranteed to change your perspective on the world.

Jonathan Bazzi is 31 years old, living in Milan, when he is diagnosed with HIV. Fever is Bazzi's deeply personal story and searing examination of class, poverty, prejudice, and opportunity in modern Europe; in Home and Dry Birgit Bulla explores the biggest problem area for women's health: the bladder; in When I Grow Up journalist and psychotherapist-in-training Moya Sarner takes a journey through theories of child psychology, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience into what growing up really means to grow up; and An Illustrated Book of Loaded Language by Ali Almossawi demonstrates the ways in which language can be used to influence thought.

Find out more about the titles below, and to win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram.

Fever

A multi-award winning Italian debut, from a bold new voice in contemporary queer literature.

Jonathan is 31 years old, living in Milan with his boyfriend of three years and their two Devon Rex cats when, on a day like any other, he gets a fever. But unlike most, this fever doesn’t go away; it's constant, low-level, and exhausting. After spending weeks Googling his symptoms and documenting his illness, he finally sees a doctor. A series of blood tests, anxious visits to hospitals, and repeated misdiagnoses ensue, until his doctor suggests an HIV test, and the truth is finally revealed: Jonathan is…

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Home and Dry

Something’s up down below …

Urinary tract infections result in 8.1 million visits to a doctor every year, and between 50% and 60% of adult women will have at least one UTI in their lifetime. Meanwhile, overactive bladder affects nearly 1 in 5 of the over-40 nearly one in five of the over-40 population, yet many people wait years before seeking treatment.

Maybe it’s time we started taking pee a bit more seriously … Home and Dry is the ultimate guide to the bladder; not only will it help you to overcome problems such as recurrent infections or needing the bathroom all the time, it will also inspire…

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When I Grow Up

When do you become an adult? What does it mean to grow up? And what are the experiences that propel us forward — or keep us stuck?

These are the questions that journalist Moya Sarner sets out to answer as she begins training as a psychotherapist. But as she delves further into her own mind and others’, she soon realises that growing up is far from the linear process we imagine it to be. So begins a journey of discovery into what growing up really involves, and how we do it again and again throughout our lives.

From early adulthood through to old age, When I Grow Up examines each life stage,…

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An Illustrated Book of Loaded Language

The creators of An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments return at last with a desperately timely guide to rhetoric.

Have you ever wondered how language shapes a story? How a politician can waffle their way out of a scandal, or a newspaper headline determine how readers think about an event? This adorably illustrated book demonstrates the ways in which language can be used to influence thought.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the city’s streets on Friday. The actual count was 250,000. Why tens of thousands, then, and not a quarter million?

Rabbits zapped three badgers in an ambush last night, hours…

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To win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram. Entries close Friday 13 May. AU & NZ residents only.

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