Dirt Music

Synopsis

Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Her days have fallen into domestic tedium and social isolation. Her nights are a blur of vodka and pointless loitering in cyberspace. Leached of all confidence, Georgie has lost her way; she barely recognises herself.One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she looks up from the computer screen to see a shadow lurking on the beach below, and a dangerous new element enters her life. Luther Fox, the local poacher. Jinx. Outcast…In prose as haunting and beautiful as its western setting, Dirt Music confirms Tim Winton's status as one of the finest novelists of his generation.'Awe-inspiring . . . There are few finer stylists writing in English today.' Chicago Tribune 'Wonderfully alive, inventive and assured.' The Age 'Vividly written in a seemingly efffortless prose that never puts a foot wrong.'Sunday Times (London)'His prose retains the power to both to shock and to fill us with wonder.' The Bulletin'A compelling novel.' Times Literary Supplement'Beautiful, aching . . . compelling.' Washington Post#64 Australia's Top 100 2016#11 in ABC My Favourite Book 
Tim Winton
About the author

Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published twenty-five books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia. His most recent novel is Eyrie, released October 2013.

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