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  • ISBN: 1571311246
  • ISBN: 9781571311245
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2017.

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General Note: A reissue of the edition published in Melbourne, Vic. (Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2015).
Summary, etc.: "For over thirty years, the author has written novels in which the natural world is as much a living presence as any character. In this beautiful, evocative, and sometimes provocative memoir, he explores Australia's unique landscape, and how that singular place has shaped him and his writing"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 April #2
    *Starred Review* There is a sense at the start of Man Booker Prize short-listed author Winton's (Eyrie, 2014) personal and cultural panorama of Australia that one has traveled too far off the map and become hopelessly lost in his transporting, place-specific language. Indigenous particularities feed Winton's life story and prose, and the landscape reads as alien and all-encompassing in its beauty, enormity, and seclusion. And it is all, as Winton details, imperiled. His passion to save this land shapes finely wrought chapters that mark significant years and locales in his life. In one telling passage, Winton describes looking at photographs of his Australian ancestors and seeing not the Northern Hemispheric optimism in frontier endeavors but rather genuine fear and apprehension stamped timelessly on their faces. Yet it is Winton's childhood memories of crouching in the bush and craggy beach caves that an innate sense of wonder surpasses the survivalist instinct to flee from dangerous slime-spewing fish or cower in the shadow of car-sized tree trunks. The world's largest island deserves nothing less than Winton's beautifully curated, intimate, environmentally sensitive history. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tim Winton has published twenty-six 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). His fiction published in the United States includes Eyrie and Breath (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014 and 2008) and Dirt Music (Scribner, 2002). He lives in Western Australia.

Subject: Winton, Tim
Authors, Australian 20th century Biography
Landscapes Australia
Landscapes in literature
Australia Description and travel
TRAVEL Australia & Oceania
NATURE Environmental Conservation & Protection
Winton, Tim
Authors, Australian
Landscapes in literature
Genre: Biography.
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