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BareBone Books

BareBone Books is a bijoux indie press that has been set up to provide a home for those books which are falling victim to the recession. These are works by writers who would once have been snapped up by the major publishers, but who are now rejected because their first name is not ‘Paris’ or ‘Jordan’ and whose projected sales will not exceed 250,000 copies . . .

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17 August 2015

Nearly 20 years after it was first published, and acclaimed – and bizarrely lost – Elise Valmorbida’s debut novel Matilde Waltzing has been reincarnated. At BareBone Books we say thank God, or Saint Barbara of the Apparition, for the technological revolution.

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Another beginning for The Book of Happy Endings
14 February 2014

After being translated into Korean, German and Serbian, this popular collection of ‘True stories about finding love’ has finally been translated into an ebook for the Amazon Kindle.

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Latest books

Matilde Waltzing
Elise Valmorbida

Matilde Manin leaves behind her Old World to discover a New World at a time when the whole world is being changed by Depression and War. From her childhood in Northern Italy to her death in Melbourne, Matilde’s off-key life unravels in ways which echo the unsettling hagiography of the bizarre Saint Barbara. This is an astonishing, entertaining and moving story. Moments of magical realism break the boundaries of conventional fiction.     [more]

Curvy Lovebox
Nick Barlay

‘The music’s still pumpin’ out the PA as DJ Loopi DexDex makes his last stand…’ So begins 24 hours of pain and madness and laughter in the underbelly of the Big Smoke. Fifteen years after it was first published, Nick Barlay’s out-of-print cult classic is back. It’s 4am. The clock is ticking.     [more]