Looking for Estrellita

Summary: Looking for Estrellita is a dazzling collection of essays full of new and important ideas. Castro explores foreignness, the multiplicity of the self, the business of writing and language, and celebrates the novel as a way of understanding the world. These...

The Bath Fugues

Summary: 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. Castro has won nearly every Australian literary prize there is and with Bath...

Stepper

Summary: Tokyo, 1933. Tall, broodingly handsome, Victor Stepper is a consummate ladies’ man, a brilliant journalist…and spy. As the world descends into war, Stepper collects information and sends it on to Moscow. Then he falls in love with Reiko, a...

Shanghai Dancing

Summary: 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....

After China

Summary: After China, is a novel which offers lasting pleasures through its rich combination of consummate story-telling, playfulness and wisdom. An architect meets a writer on a beach. He has escaped from China. She is dying of cancer. Attracted to her, yet...