‘This country leans in on you. Like family. To my way of thinking, it is family.’
The natural world, in Tim Winton’s novels, is as much a living presence as any character, and what is true of his work is true of his life. From boyhood, his relationship with sea, scrub and swamp has been as vital as blood relations. The country has seeped into him, with its rhythms, its dangers, its strange sustenance.
This is the story of how that relationship came to be, and also a passionate exhortation for all of us to feel the ground beneath our feet. Much more so than any political idea, the physical entity of Australia defines us, in ways we too often forget. Wise, rhapsodic, exalted, Island Home is a beautiful, evocative, sometimes provocative, investigation of how the land makes us who we are.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th May 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1