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The Turning - Tim Winton


Published: October 2006
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In the 1980s Tim Winton made his mark with tough, spare stories about youth and promise, of early parenthood and the challenges of loyalty. Now, almost twenty years since his last collection, he returns to the form with seventeen overlapping stories of second thoughts and mid-life regret set in the brooding small-town world of coastal Western Australia.

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.

From the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of Dirt Music comes an outstanding work of fiction that will resonate with readers everywhere.

About the Author

Tim Winton has published nineteen books for adults and children, which have been acclaimed both in Australia and abroad. He has won the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times, and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize twice.


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Takes me back

By Al

from Melbourne

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Living It With Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written


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    • Young or old

    Comments about The Turning:

    I can relate to the period and some of the characters, he writes about life.

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    ISBN: 9780330422734
    ISBN-10: 0330422731
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 336
    Published: October 2006
    Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1  x 2.2
    Weight (kg): 0.26