E-book Distribution

As an e-book distributor, we partner with writers and publishers to make backlist titles (and some new releases) available as e-books. We have a unique perspective and a worldwide outlook, so we can offer readers access to a unique array of e-books, quite different from anything else out there. You’ll find our books on Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and many other e-retail sites around the world.

The Planter’s Wife

Synopsis Post War Malaya: in the wreckage of Japanese occupation, the world which the British knew had gone. Some return trying to rebuild their old lives, others to start anew. But British trained, Chinese jungle soldiers armed with weapons cached at the end of WW2...

Drought

Synopsis Drought, a translation of Iwan Simatupang’s novel, Kering (1972), is a joyous celebration of life and human commitment. Its hero is an ex-student, ex-soldier, and ex-bandit, who decides to transmigrate to one of the outer islands of Indonesia to restart life...

Earth Dance

Summary: Earth Dance, the story of four generations of Balinese women, centers on conflicts that arise between the demands of caste and personal desires.Narrated by Ida Ayu Telaga, a Balinese woman in her thirties, the novel shows Balinese women—as depicted by her...

An Old Man’s Rules for Hitchhiking

John A. McGlynn’s favorite motto was “never let the truth get in the way of a good lie” – but as is revealed in his imaginative tales of travels to Mexico, Indonesia, and other exotic ports of call, it is often in the fantastic that truths are found.

The Painter of Lost Souls

A fast-paced, intensely emotional drama of Indonesian life high and low, set against the tumultuous backdrop of the reformasi era, after the fall of Suharto in 1999.

An ideal for living

Summary: Grace White and her brother Robert, overweight and affluent, are desperate to hang onto their respective love interests. Grace’s husband Rich is bonking every woman he can talk into bed. Grace is willing to look beyond his affairs if she can just have her...

Looking for Estrellita

Looking for Estrellita is a dazzling collection of essays full of new and important ideas.

The Unwalled City

Xu Xi, one of Hong Kong’s preeminent novelists, examines the lives of four of the city’s residents amid the tension and uncertainties leading up to the 1997 handover to China.

Through It Came Bright Colors

The story of Neill Cullane, a closeted, conflicted 21 year-old that lives in two worlds that seem light-years apart, but that he travels between in a beaten-up VW car.

Trio Sonata

A chance meeting over a dropped shop key opens a new world for Janna, the bright, attractive proprietress of a Ukranian cafe in Philadelphia’s city centre.

The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim is one of the most unusual novels to have ever been published in Indonesia. It is a complex mixture, uniting a poetic lyricism with meditation on life, death and art.

Hellbent

Hellbent is a collection of short stories by Paul Blaney, author of Handover.

The Fall and the Heart

The Fall and the Heart by S. Rukiah is one of the lesser known classics of the Indonesian revolutionary era and arguably the strongest piece of prose writing by an Indonesian woman author before the 1970s.

The Concrete Sky

While drunk at a party, Chad falls off a balcony and breaks his wrist.

The Bath Fugues

From one of Australia’s most lauded writers, comes a wonderfully wrought work, melding intrigue, romance, comedy and deception, taking the form of three interwoven novellas.

Telegram

Putu Wijaya’s novel Telegram, published in 1973, has been heralded as a milestone in Indonesian fiction and as a trendsetter in its synthesis of reality and fantasy.

Supernova

Summary: Supernova: The Knight, The Princess and the Falling Star presents a series of intertwined and unconventional love stories, straight and gay, with a bit of science and spirituality added to the mix. The major characters are young, urban, and technologically...

Stepper

Tokyo, 1933. Tall, broodingly handsome, Victor Stepper is a consummate ladies’ man, a brilliant journalist…and spy.

Sitti Nurbaya

A Love Unrealized, by Marah Rusli, retains the poignancy that made it a modern Indonesian classic.

Shanghai Dancing

After 40 years in Australia, Antonio Castro packs a bag and walks out of his old life forever. The victim of a restlessness he calls “Shanghai Dancing,” Antonio seeks to understand the source of his condition in his family’s wanderings.

Shackles

Doctor Sukartono, able and devoted to his work, and his wife, Tini, a beautiful and independent woman, find their marriage devoid of communication and warmth.

Pussy’s Bow

Three gay men — friends and roommates in a stunning Art Deco mansion — have their lives tossed into turmoil when one of them is set upon by a gang of gay-bashing teens.

And the war is over

The final days of World War II serve as the backdrop for this novel by Ismail Marahimin.

Black Shapes in a Darkened Room

Black Shapes in a Darkened Room is a collection of witty, visceral, and darkly imaginative short fiction from the author of the novel The Concrete Sky.

Chinese Walls

It’s the sixties. US sailors on R&R prowl the streets of the waterfront in Hong Kong where the Indonesian-Chinese Hsu family lives.

Daughters of Hui

This collection of a novella and three stories was named one of the top ten “best books of Asia” of 1996 and won wide critical acclaim.

Family Room

The stories in Family Room together make up a sojourn through time and space, with the reader traveling from Indonesian villages and remote islands to the capital city of Jakarta; and then to Victoria Park in Hong Kong and onwards to refugee camps in Kashmir, and expedition camps near the lakes of Finland.

Glove Puppet

Glove Puppet is a modern-day twist on Oliver Twist and a harrowing illustration of how the best intentions can lead to the worst results.

Hong Kong Rose

In October of 1987, Rose Kho, Hong Kong girl who left home, returned and has left it again for New York to escape her life, reflects, scotch in hand, as the sun sets on the Statue of Liberty.

Izzy and Eve

It seems forever that Israel (Izzy) and Evangeline (Eve)—a gay man and his woman friend—have lived together while the city around them crumbles.

Mirah of Banda

Kidnapped from Java, along with her older cousin, five year-old Mirah is taken to the Banda islands where she spends the rest of her life on a nutmeg plantation.

Never the Twain

The novel Salah Asuhan, translated here as Never the Twain, is among the most popular works of modern Indonesian fiction.

After China

After China, is a novel which offers lasting pleasures through its rich combination of consummate story-telling, playfulness and wisdom.

Drift

Through a fictional character, Byron Shelley Johnson, Castro ‘completes’ English experimental novelist Bryan Stanley Johnson’s unfinished trilogy.

The Garden Book

Set in the Dandenongs of the 1930s, when Australia was facing a looming war, The Garden Book scrutinizes the obsessions, prejudices and sexual betrayals of the period, shedding a different light on conventional notions of Chinese migrants in Australia.

Six Positions

Written with a poet’s sense of language and the quirky voice of an outsider among outsiders, Six Positions takes the reader on a frank and entertaining international road trip of clubs, baths, and sex parties.