This year we published a UK edition of Ryan O'Neill's Their Brilliant Careers, a collection of spoof biographies of made-up literary characters which fitted together as a dazzlingly original comic novel and won Australia's richest fiction prize.

Now we are delighted to reissue Ryan's first book. The Weight of a Human Heart is a collection of short stories that was shortlisted for a string of awards when it was first published in 2012.

A series of graphs illustrate the disintegration of a marriage. A literary brawl and an affair play out in the book review section of a newspaper. A young girl learns her mother’s secrets through the broken key on a typewriter. Sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, the collection turns the rules of storytelling on their head and was described as ‘joyfully original' by The Independent.

Our new ebook edition is out this month.

Download our 2018 trade catalogue

Book(s) of the Month

Green Oranges on Lion Mountain

Discovery Road

only £7.99 each

“In the space of five years, I went from graduating at Harvard
to becoming a psychiatric patient.”

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