Turning Stories

ISBN-10: 0743279794

ISBN-13: 9780743279796

Edition: 2006

Authors: Tim Winton

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Set on a coastal stretch of Western Australia, 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, resolves 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.
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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.

Big World
Abbreviation
Aquifer
Damaged Goods
Small Mercies
On Her Knees
Cockleshell
The Turning
Sand
Family
Long, Clear View
Reunion
Commission
Fog
Boner McPharlin's Moll
Immunity
Defender
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