Escalator Press (13)

Because Everything Is Right But Everything Is Wrong

ISBN: 9780994137241

Author: Erin Donohue    Publisher: Escalator Press

Can you be lost and not know it? Can other people stop you from being lost? Seventeen-year-old Caleb's world is disintegrating, his walls are closing in, his sk...


Can you be lost and not know it? Can other people stop you from being lost? Seventeen-year-old Caleb's world is disintegrating, his walls are closing in, his sky is threatening to fall. He's barely holding on. To deadlines. To friends. To family. To Mum. To Pat. But he has Casey. Maybe she can save him...


Bind: paperback


Pages: 164


Dimensions: 130 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2018


$25.00
The Score

ISBN: 9780473253288

Author: Adrienne Jansen    Publisher: Escalator Press

A grand piano falls off a crane and by bad luck ends up the responsibility of Stefan ‒ piano restorer, illegal immigrant and victim of immigration fraudsters....


A grand piano falls off a crane and by bad luck ends up the responsibility of Stefan ‒ piano restorer, illegal immigrant and victim of immigration fraudsters. His neighbours, a diverse bunch with their own messy lives, weigh in to help him rebuild it. The Score mines the rich world of the inner city – a block of council flats where migrants and misfits create their own community.


Bind: paperback


$28.00
Monsters of Virtue

ISBN: 9780473449506

Author: L.J. Ritchie    Publisher: Escalator Press

If the government can define a ‘superior’ race, where does the power end? In 1928 Parliament was on the brink of enacting a eugenic sterilisation law allowi...


If the government can define a ‘superior’ race, where does the power end? In 1928 Parliament was on the brink of enacting a eugenic sterilisation law allowing the state to decide who was fit to breed. This was despite New Zealand’s reputation for being a liberal country committed to equal opportunity for all. Ritchie’s new young adult novel mixes fact with fiction: the bill has been defeated, but the agenda continues. Monsters of Virtue plays out an alternative history in which a utopian settlement is established in the Ōtaki River Gorge where the country’s ‘finest’ youth are chosen to lead, and breed, a new superior race. But is anyone prepared for the consequences of allowing prejudices and power to intervene with nature? Through powerful storytelling, Ritchie exposes the disturbing places powerful individuals will go in the name of social progress. In an era of Trump, genetic testing and designer babies, Monsters of Virtue is a timely reminder of the dangers of believing in one ‘superior’ race.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 350


Dimensions: 140 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 23-10-2018


$28.00
The Shark Party

ISBN: 9780473295141

Author: Janet Colson    Publisher: Escalator Press

For Carla, February means the pressure of another birthday party for Nathan and his wealthy New York art world friends. She buys him a book about Kurt Schwitter...


For Carla, February means the pressure of another birthday party for Nathan and his wealthy New York art world friends. She buys him a book about Kurt Schwitters, an artist he is thinking of collecting, but a chance encounter with a man in the bookstore changes everything. Patrick, an environmental filmmaker, challenges her relationship and her artistic ambition. In the wake of their fierce attraction, the unscrupulous world that has seduced Carla begins to unravel and the harder she tries to break free the tighter Nathan’s grip becomes. Art and illusion, possession and freedom are the heady components of Janet Colson’s psychological drama, The Shark Party.


Bind: paperback


$30.00
Run Thomas Run

ISBN: 9780473295240

Author: Kate Carty    Publisher: Escalator Press

A wedding, a poem, a shortcut home – what happens next will shake Thomas Odishu, wife Esther and children Ramina and George to the core. For this is Iraq in 1...


A wedding, a poem, a shortcut home – what happens next will shake Thomas Odishu, wife Esther and children Ramina and George to the core. For this is Iraq in 1991 and there are no such things as coincidences. Informants are everywhere and once you’ve had a run-in with Saddam’s regime, your only chance of survival is escape. But no matter how hard you run, the past is always there, right behind you. Set in Iraq and England over three decades, Run Thomas Run is the gripping story of a father’s contorted love, a daughter’s coming of age, guilt, redemption and a child’s promise made forty years earlier that should never have been kept.


Bind: paperback


$32.00
Open Your Eyes Jackson Ryder

ISBN: 9780473295691

Author: Rudy Castaneda Lopez    Publisher: Escalator Press

Fifteen-year-old Jackson Ryder has always loved art, but in the wake of his mother’s death, he must choose between his passion and his grieving father’s app...


Fifteen-year-old Jackson Ryder has always loved art, but in the wake of his mother’s death, he must choose between his passion and his grieving father’s approval. Pulled from his New York home and thrust into the melting pot that is San Sebastiano, California in the 1960s, Jackson finds himself embroiled in an era of assassination, an emerging art scene, the Civil Rights Movement and The Beatles. As he learns how to deal with life, death and a new found interest in girls, drawing is the only thing stopping his world from spinning out of control.


Bind: paperback


$30.00
A Line of Sight

ISBN: 9780473307219

Author: Adrienne Jansen    Publisher: Escalator Press

A Line of Sight is a compelling whodunnit woven through a story community, family and an extraordinary eight-year-old boy. When Nick and Graeme set out rabbit ...


A Line of Sight is a compelling whodunnit woven through a story community, family and an extraordinary eight-year-old boy. When Nick and Graeme set out rabbit shooting one August day neither of them realise their lives are about to change forever. They spot a couple of suspected cannabis growers on their land. Each fires in warning and one grower is killed. But who fired the fatal shot? And how far will each man go to prove himself not guilty? The story of a young man facing the biggest dilemma of his life, A Line of Sight is an affecting portrayal of male friendship, the links between generations, and Swan – a blind boy whose strange take on the events brings great danger and unexpected clarity.


Bind: paperback


$30.00
Waitapu

ISBN: 9780994118615

Author: Helen Waaka    Publisher: Escalator Press

Beneath a range of mountains lies the rural town of Waitapu. Here, sisters Ruby and Rowena reconnect, Mereata feels her tīpuna like a breath on the back of her...


Beneath a range of mountains lies the rural town of Waitapu. Here, sisters Ruby and Rowena reconnect, Mereata feels her tīpuna like a breath on the back of her neck and Harriet goes missing from the rest home. With a cast of lively characters, this collection of 18 short stories cracks open the image of rural tranquillity, to reveal the heartbreak and kindness of everyday lives. Finalist, Ngā Kupu Ora Awards, 2016 Helen Waaka was the winner of the 2011 Pikihuia Award for Best Short Story Written in English. With this collection she asserts herself as a perceptive and compelling story teller.


Bind: paperback


$30.00
The Walking Stick Tree

ISBN: 9780994118646

Author: Trish Harris    Publisher: Escalator Press

In this remarkable memoir, Trish Harris writes about growing up with acute arthritis – about pain and loss, identity, and living creatively. With quirky illus...


In this remarkable memoir, Trish Harris writes about growing up with acute arthritis – about pain and loss, identity, and living creatively. With quirky illustrations from Sarah Laing, and challenging essays, this book captures a deeply moving experience of knitting a body and soul together.


Bind: paperback


$35.00
A Change of Key

ISBN: 9780473440916

Author: Adrienne Jansen    Publisher: Escalator Press

Marko has come to the ends of the earth to escape a once illustrious past in Bulgaria. So why does a Polish bookstore owner call him a traitor? And who covertly...


Marko has come to the ends of the earth to escape a once illustrious past in Bulgaria. So why does a Polish bookstore owner call him a traitor? And who covertly photographed him for the newspaper? Someone knows who he is. They are trying to expose him in his new country, and there is nothing he can do to prevent it. A Change of Key tells the story of a multicultural group of migrants living in an inner-city block of social housing flats in New Zealand. It explores themes of social change and the hardships associated with existing in isolation from one’s family and culture. As they struggle through the realities of living in deprivation, Marko and the other migrants find salvation in friendship, community and classical music.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 254


Dimensions: 128 x 198 mm


$28.00
© 2019 Nationwide Book Distributors