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The Turning - Tim Winton

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Here are turnings of all kinds – changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours – where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they've made for themselves.

Beautifully crafted, and as tender as they are confronting, these elegiac stories examine the darkness and frailty of ordinary people and celebrate the moments when the light shines through.

About the Author

Tim Winton has published twenty-six books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows,Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.

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    As each chapter is a free standing story this book is perfect for reading on the train. The interlinking of the stories adds to the enjoyment.
    I have already lent it to one friend who also totally enjoyed it.

     
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    'To read him is to be reminded not just of the possibilities of fiction but of the human heart.' The Times 'Each of these 17 stories is a self-contained whole - as all good short stories should be - yet the sequence reveals striking connections among seemingly disparate lives and experiences. The result is at times mysterious, moving and occasionally deeply unsettling ...A memorable book and a fine achievement.' - Sydney Morning Herald 'The writing is frankly brilliant ...Winton shows us how startling ordinary life is. And he does it in a way that's more amazing than if he had shown a ghost shimmering on the page.' - Boston Globe

    ISBN: 9780143568834
    ISBN-10: 0143568833
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 336
    Published: 1st October 2014
    Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.1
    Weight (kg): 0.31
    Edition Number: 1