After a bad relationship, August is trying to piece his life back together. It’s not perfect – his flat is small, he works in a call centre, he can’t finish the book he’s working on, and he’s hopelessly awkward when it comes to relationships. Then August meets Julie.
Julie is everything he isn’t – confident, composed, and purposeful, despite her troubled childhood. With her, August finally begins to feel he can be himself. More importantly, he starts to see a future. But Julie has a past – a past that August comes face to face with on a computer screen. Can August find it in himself to love Julie unconditionally, the way he’s always longed to be loved himself?
Les Zig’s writing is sharp, honest and incisive, so real in parts it will make you flinch. Zig has the unique ability to pull real, human truths from the ordinary and everyday.
Praise for Les Zig and Just Another Week in Suburbia:
‘Literary integrity personified.’ – A.S. Patrić, Atlantic Black
Just Another Week in Suburbia is a hugely enjoyable novel which illuminates the extraordinary in the everyday, and the quirky in the quotidian.’ – Ryan O’Neill, Their Brilliant Careers
‘His writing amply displays the rare combination of natural talent and extraordinary hard work characteristic of those who succeed in the industry.’ – Andrew Morgan, Good on Paper
Les Zig’s debut novel Just Another Week in Suburbia was published in 2017 and has recently been optioned by Truce films who are exploring the potential of a TV series.
Zig is the author of a young adult novel Pride his short stories and articles have been published in a number of publications including Tincture, Thirteen Stories, Crack the Spine, Furia, and more. He also blogs about writing and editing for Busybird Publishing, where he works currently as the Publications Manager and Chief Editor. He lives in Melbourne.
The handsome Sergei Breselov stirs something in Benjamin, and to his surprise, his feelings are returned. Despite the forbidden nature of their association, their bond tightens as Sergei heals, and they are again thrust into the thick of war as the revolution rages around them, threatening to topple the Russian court forever.
Antony Dobson has lived through a lot in his short twenty-six years. Desperate, loveable and utterly confused, he gets a kick out of taking risks, gets a thrill from taking himself right to the edge and, so far at least, back again. But haunted by childhood memories and guarding a dark, humiliating secret that he dare not reveal, he’s hurtling fast towards the point of no return.
Impressive and irresistibly readable, this tightrope walk of a novel explores memory, love, identity, and absence in a dazzling display that is in turn sad, witty and deeply affecting.
‘Combines beautifully assembled prose with a sharp insight into a very real subject. A disturbing, but worthwhile read’ Gay Times
‘Vivid, unforgettable’ The Times
‘A disruptive, boundary-crossing, perceptive and moving novel set in a North I actually recognize’ Paul Farley
It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.
Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide.
In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms.
The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.