The Turning: Stories

Paperback | September 19, 2006

byTim Winton

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From the internationally acclaimed, Booker-shortlisted authorof Dirt Music and The Riders comes a mesmerizing collectionof overlapping stories set in small-town Western Australia. Thesesearing and evocative stories examine the frailty of ordinarypeople and illuminate the turnings in life—the sudden detours,awkward awakenings and mid-life regrets—where each charactermust face the realization that the past always lives on in thepresent. This portrait of a starkly beautiful landscape and thecharacters that people it is a perfect mirror for Winton’s remarkableimagination.

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From the internationally acclaimed, Booker-shortlisted authorof Dirt Music and The Riders comes a mesmerizing collectionof overlapping stories set in small-town Western Australia. Thesesearing and evocative stories examine the frailty of ordinarypeople and illuminate the turnings in life—the sudden detours,awkward awakenings and mid-li...

TIM WINTONwas born in Perth, Australia, in 1960. He has published 19 books for adults and children.A three-time winner of theMiles Franklin Awardand a finalist twice for theBooker Prize(The Ridersin 1995 andDirt Musicin 2002), Winton is the author of many bestsellers (Dirt Musicsold over 250,000 copies in Australia) loved by critics an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:September 19, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006475094

ISBN - 13:9780006475095

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Amazing Tim Winton! I never wanted this book to end. I want to know more about the people in this book, about what’s in their hearts and heads. Tim Winton is the ultimate story-teller…both in novel and short story format. He’s able to say so much with so few words. He can build atmosphere with just a few sentences. There are times when I’m left completely speechless and I need to take a step back to absorb what I’ve just read. The stories in this book are about heartbreak, about growing up, about being grown up, about love, and honour, and shame, and doing what we have to do. I will never get enough of this author.
Date published: 2013-10-08