NEW NOVEL BY LIN VAN HEK
Katherine Mansfield's Black Paper Fan
A mythical book, code name El Libro de Plata, passed through the homes of the literary fraternities of the modernist era. It would remain on the run for ninety years until it came to the attention of an obsessive literary collector willing to murder for her acquisitions.
LIN VAN HEK was born and raised in Melbourne. She lived for many years in India and Belgium. She has published two novels: The Hanging Girl, and The Ballad of Siddy Church, the latter short-listed for the Premier’s Award, as well as several books of short stories. Her writing has been included in two Spinifex Press anthologies. She is a winner of the Melbourne Age Short Story Contest.
'Whatever she writes is poetry.'
" Lin Van Hek writes like an angel giving the devil her due - I love it!"
Keri Hulme, Booker Prize winning author of 'The Bone People'
Limited First Edition Hardback
400 Autographed and Numbered Copies
Printed by Griffin Press
ANNA'S BOX - Lin Van Hek's Selected Short Stories
Read: THE ENTERING, from the back cover:
"Lin Van Hek is a writer who trusts and follows her instincts. At the heart of her work is a desire to expose the fragility and chaos that skitters just beneath the surface of our seemingly ordered lives. Her tales can veer from the mundane to the sacred, and from the prosaic to the magical in one sentence. Once the genie is let loose, all hell can break out, and a bit of heaven too." Arnold Zable (Jewels and Ashes)
The Ballad Of Siddy Church
by Lin Van Hek
Filled with larger-than-life, strong, willful and unconventional women, The Ballad of Siddy Church tells the story of Eadie Wilt and her family. Central to this family is Siddy Church.
"There is a touch of the magic realists in Van Hek's exuberant use of imagery, a feeling of life itself as both miracle and mystery." Canberra Times
" Lin Van Hek writes like an angel giving the devil her due- I love it!" Keri Hulme, Booker Prize winning author of 'The Bone People'
" In the seventy entries for this award, the quality and strength of a number of the first novels submitted alongside many major Australian writers made this a rich year for fiction. In particular, the judges wished to commend . . . The Ballad of Siddy Church, by Lin Van Hek. It was exciting to find such (an) immensely varied and accomplished voice . . ." Australian Premier's Literary Awards, Judges' Reports
" I quickly felt myself sink into the characters, the emotions, the events of a book set in the stifling hot shelves of Australia during World War II. I gave up the idea of sleep. By the time you've read the first three chapters, it's already too late. . .It's a startling read full of staggering highs and multiple lows . . . Praise be to writer Lin Van Hek who held the narrative with a strong hand and a lethal eye. The thread is never lost, the movements complete, the skill of a writer who packaged the events of life into poetry." Glenn Robbins, PANDORA
(The Ballad of Siddy Church, launched by JUDY SMALL, at Budinski's Theatre of Exile.)
River of Life
featuring the songs of Kath Tait
autographed limited edition
1. River of Life (tait)
2. Mr Bastard (tait)
3. The Moon, The Darkness and You (tait)
4. Steel-Hearted Annie (tait)
5. I'm A Kite (gillespie)
19 track 'best of' recordings of Joe Dolce & Lin Van Hek. Includes the complete 'River of Life' EP, plus 'Father', 'Take Back the Night', 'Sleep On The Ferryboat', all the songs, including 5 brand new studio tracks, and some early recordings.
autographed limited edition
1. The Moon, the Darkness & You (tait)
2. She's a Writer (dolce)
3. River of Life (tait)
4. Mr Bastard (tait)
5. Un Homme Jaloux (lennon-dolce-garland)
6. Steel-Hearted Annie (tait)
7. Marching with MLK, Jr. (dolce)
8. Sleep on the Ferryboat (dolce)
9. Flowers (dolce)
10. Slavewoman (dolce)
11. In the Garden With Monet (dolce)
12. Take Back The Night (fink-grippo)
13. A Que Ver Sale (dolce)
14. Jack of Diamonds (dolce-motherwell)
15. Tonight I am Not Your Child (dolce)
16. I'm A Kite (gillespie)
17. Lullabye for a Battered Child (dolce)
18. Women of the Chain (dolce)
19. Nothing Was Revealed (dolce-motherwell)
20. Father (dolce)
* STEEL-HEARTED ANNIE