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PETER LUM, AKA PLUM

PLUM is both amusing and deeply moving and is the second novel from award-winning writer, actor and director for television, theatre and film, Brendan Cowell.

Peter 'The Plum' Lum is a 49-year-old ex-star NRL player, living with his son and girlfriend in Cronulla. He's living a pretty cruisey life until one day he suffers an epileptic fit and discovers he has a brain disorder as a result of the thousand-odd head knocks he took on the footy field in his 20-year-career. According to his neurologist, Plum has to make some changes - right now - or it's dementia... or even death.

A powerfully moving, authentic, big-hearted, angry and joyous novel of men, their inarticulate pain and what it takes for them to save themselves - from themselves. It's got a roaring energy, a raucous humour, a heart of gold and a poetic soul.

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK - Diana Reid's debut novel centres on the friendship between two first-year university students, Eve and Michaela, as they navigate life on campus at a prestigious university in Sydney. This Australian take on the campus-novel explores themes of privilege, entitlement, wealth, toxic masculinity and class through Eve and Michaela's encounters with other uni students. Reid also tackles topics of feminism and power dynamics in relationships, as well as consent in a powerful and thought-provoking way.

The discussions about morality and virtue raised in Eve and Michaela's philosophy classes become pertinent to their personal lives and relationships, and through these discussions Reid asks us readers to likewise examine our definitions of what makes someone morally good or virtuous. I found Reid's characters strikingly real and intriguing and loved reading about local Sydney places! If you like Sally Rooney you will love this book, as Reid has a similar writing style and voice. Hannah

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