A short, elemental novel pulsing with the rhythms of time.
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Review: Desire by Jessie Cole
A delicate study of needs and desires.
Review: The Nutmeg’s Curse by Amitav Ghosh
A powerful retelling of the last 500 years of history – and where we go next.
Review: Take Care by Eunice Andrada
Poetry that investigates ‘taking’ in all its forms.
Review: Under A White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert
A gripping, frightening and weirdly hopeful look at the lengths we’ll have to go to to fix global problems.
Review: Flames Of Extinction by John Pickrell
A urgent stocktake of the Black Summer, which burned a fifth of Australia’s forests.
Review: Toxic by Richard Flanagan
Toxic is a polemic against Tasmania’s farmed salmon industry.
Review: The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott
The Rain Heron is a fable about environmental exploitation.
Review: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald
A virtuosic collection of essays about the meanings we invest in nature and animals.