Shallows

Publisher details

Shallows
Author
Tim Winton
Publisher
Penguin
Genres
Fiction, Miles Franklin Literary Award winner
Released
01 January, 1984

Synopsis

Tim Winton's first Miles Franklin Award-winner.Whales have always been the life-force of Angelus, a small town on the south coast of Western Australia.  Their annual passing defines the rhythms of a life where little changes, and the town depends on their carcasses.  So when the battle begins on the beaches outside their town, and when Queenie Cookson, a local girl, joins the Greenies to make amends for the crimes of her whaling ancestors, it can only throw everything into chaos.'This is dazzling, dazzling.  It makes the heart pound.' Los Angeles Times'Shallows is that rare thing, not historical fiction, but fiction which brings the history of a place to life . . . a major work of Australia literature.' Washington Post'A profound and inspiring work of fiction.' The Age 'Shallows is more than a passionate meditation on the tragedy of whaling; it is in some ways a minimalist Moby Dick, a questioning of the ways of God to man and of man to God.' Sydney Morning Herald
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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