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Breath

ISBN-10: 0312428391
ISBN-13: 9780312428396
Edition: N/A
Authors: Tim Winton
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Description: Breath is a story of adolescent rebellion--of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia two thrill-seeking boys fall under the spell of Sando, a veteran big-wave surfer. Sando initiates them into a  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 5/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Breath is a story of adolescent rebellion--of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia two thrill-seeking boys fall under the spell of Sando, a veteran big-wave surfer. Sando initiates them into a regimen of risk and challenge, and they test themselves and each other on storm swells and over shark-haunted reefs. The boys give no thought to what they could lose, or to the demons that drive their mentor on into ever-greater danger. Venturing beyond all caution--in sports, relationships, and sex--they reach a point at which oblivion is the only possible outcome.

Tim Winton was born in 1960 in Western Australia. He attended a Creative Writing Course at Curtin University in Perth, and it was there that he began his first novel, An Open Swimmer. It was entered for The Australian/Vogel Award in 1981 and won. With The Riders Winton made his first appearance on The Booker Prize shortlist in 1995. It didn't win the Booker but it did, however, win The Miles Franklin Award in 1992, to follow his first win of that award with Shallows in 1984. In addition The Riders won the best novel award in the South East Asia and South Pacific section of The Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1995. Tim Winton has also become the patron of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers which is sponsored by the City of Subiaco in Western Australia.

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