The Turning by Tim Winton
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The Turning Summary
Tim Winton's stunning collection of connected stories is about turnings of all kinds -- changes of heart, slow awakenings, nasty surprises and accidents, sudden detours, resolutions made or broken. Brothers cease speaking to each other, husbands abandon wives and children, grown men are haunted by childhood fears. People struggle against the weight of their own history and try to reconcile themselves to their place in the world. With extraordinary insight and tenderness, Winton explores the demons and frailties of ordinary people whose lives are not what they had hoped.
The Turning Reviews
'These stories convey the quiet authority of a man at ease in a fictional territory he can legitimately call his own...a writer whose work is informed by an intimate and unsentimental connection with a particular landscape and the lives it sustains.' - The Guardian, London.
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The Turning Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
Tim Winton Author Biography
Tim Winton, who grew up on the coast of Western Australia, has been called the best-loved Australian novelist of his generation. In 1982, his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel National Literary Award, and he has been a full-time writer ever since. Winton has won Australia's most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, on three occasions, and The Riders and Dirt Music were both nominated for the coveted Booker Prize. In addition to receiving accolades for his children's stories, a number of Winton's fictional works have been successfully adapted for the stage and screen, including That Eye the Sky, In the Winter Dark, and Cloudstreet. The novel Breath, published in May 2008,...
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