An Open SwimmerAn Open Swimmer



Winner of the Australian/Vogel Award for Best First Novel, Tim Winton's An Open Swimmer is a meditation on past and present, a story of madness and murder, and of the punishing yet redemptive qualities of both fire and water.

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330526715

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Page: 208

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‘Winton’s writing is a heady blend of muscular description, deep sentiment and metaphysics’ Sunday Telegraph A fishing trip marks the end of Jerra and Sean’s friendship, although once, when they were younger and more innocent, it would have seemed unbelievable that the bond between them – first forged by their fathers, and later sealed with their blood – could ever be broken. But growing up has meant growing apart, the differences between them widening, sharpening their teasing words into something crueller and less easy to forgive. At once a haunting and a powerful exploration of the horrors and joys of adulthood, An Open Swimmer is also a meditation on past and present, a story of madness and murder, and of the punishing yet redemptive qualities of both fire and water. ‘His elegiac novels are uplifting and cathartic dissections of fractured men and women’ Independent ‘Winton has a fine ear for both intimate and monumental scales of drama’ Evening Standard

The DeepThe Deep



Alice's family lives by the sea. Every day they run down to the jetty and jump into the smooth, dark water. They look like a bunch of dolphins leaping and laughing. But Alice misses out. She's afraid of the deep.

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Fremantle Arts Center Press

ISBN: 1863682104

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Alice's family lives by the sea. Every day they run down to the jetty and jump into the smooth, dark water. They look like a bunch of dolphins leaping and laughing. But Alice misses out. She's afraid of the deep. She's afraid of what might be down there where the water turns from green to blue and you can't see the bottom. Then, one day some new friends come into the bay and Alice forgets to be scared.

EyrieEyrie



Eyrie is Tim Winton's heart-stopping novel written with breath-taking tenderness.

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447253464

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Page: 256

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Tom Keely has lost his bearings. His reputation in ruins, he finds himself holed up in a flat at the top of a grim high-rise, looking down on the world he’s fallen out of love with. He has cut himself off, and intends to keep it that way, until one day he runs into some neighbours: a woman from his past and her introverted young boy. The encounter shakes him up in a way he doesn’t understand and, despite himself, Keely lets them in. But the pair come trailing a dangerous past of their own, and Keely is soon immersed in a world that threatens to destroy everything he has learnt to love. Eyrie is a heart-stopping novel written with breath-taking tenderness. Funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting, it asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.

JesseJesse



Jesse lives on a farm near a forest. One day he takes a walk in the forest, where he notices all the different kinds of animals that live there. Then it starts to get dark, and Jesse becomes lost.

Author: Tim Winton

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ISBN: 0869140493

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Jesse lives on a farm near a forest. One day he takes a walk in the forest, where he notices all the different kinds of animals that live there. Then it starts to get dark, and Jesse becomes lost. But another animal is there to help him and lead him home...

Tim WintonTim Winton



Provides an overview of Winton's writing - Closely examines six major novels including An open swimmer, Shallows, That eye, the sky, In the winter dark, Lockie Leonard, Cloudstreet, The riders and the Lockie Leonard novels.

Author: Michael McGirr

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 0732955882

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Page: 119

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Provides an overview of Winton's writing - Closely examines six major novels including An open swimmer, Shallows, That eye, the sky, In the winter dark, Lockie Leonard, Cloudstreet, The riders and the Lockie Leonard novels.

CloudstreetCloudstreet



Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognized as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, "Cloudstreet" is Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday.

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9780140273984

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Page: 426

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Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognised as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, Cloudstreetis Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday. 'This is that rare book, a novel of both heart and intellect. It pulses with a sense of wonder and shines with the clear light of truth.' Robert Drewe After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the bright lights of Perth. The Lambs are industrious, united and - until God seems to turn his back on their boy Fish - religious. The Pickleses are gamblers, boozers, fractious, and unlikely landlords. Chance, hardship and the war force them to swallow their dignity and share a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet. Over the next twenty years they struggle and strive, laugh and curse, come apart and pull together under the same roof, and try as they can to make their lives. 'One of the great masterpieces of world fiction.' Philip Hensher 'If you have not read Cloudstreet, your life is diminished . . . if you have not met these characters, this generous community, these tragedies, the humour. It is so wonderful.' Mem Fox

Minimum of TwoMinimum of Two



Threaded together by Tim Winton's prose, the tales in Minimum of Two ultimately offer an optimistic view of the world in which we live.

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330412620

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Page: 128

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Tim Winton's second short story collection explores the complexity of human relationships through the themes of futility and hope, revenge and redemption, birth and death that twist through each tale in turn, emerging, re-emerging, competing, conflicting. As characters, too, surface and reappear, their lives are slowly, painstakingly revealed. Through frozen moments and stolen glances, their stories - and histories - are told, their emotions exposed, their souls stripped bare. Threaded together by Tim Winton's prose, the tales in Minimum of Two ultimately offer an optimistic view of the world in which we live.

The TurningThe Turning



In these extraordinary tales about ordinary people from ordinary places, Tim Winton describes turnings of all kinds: second thoughts, changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, abrupt transitions.

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330528221

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Page: 320

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In these extraordinary tales about ordinary people from ordinary places, Tim Winton describes turnings of all kinds: second thoughts, changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, abrupt transitions. The seventeen stories overlap to paint a convincing and cohesive picture of a world where people struggle against the terrible weight of their past and challenge the lives they have made for themselves. Tim Winton is indisputably one of the finest storytellers working in the English language. Now he gives us seventeen exquisite overlapping tales of second thoughts and mid-life regret – extraordinary stories of ordinary people from ordinary places. Here are turnings of all kinds – changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours – where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they’ve made for themselves.

Lockie Leonard ScumbusterLockie Leonard Scumbuster



As well as his award-winning adult novels, Tim Winton has written several novels for adolescents, including 'Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo' (1990), which introduced the novel's protagonist.

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 0330274465

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Page: 162

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Novel for older children about the problems of a 13-year-old surfer, Lockie Leonard, who befriends a heavy metal fan, falls in love with an 11-year-old girl and tries to save his town from industrial pollution. As well as his award-winning adult novels, Tim Winton has written several novels for adolescents, including 'Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo' (1990), which introduced the novel's protagonist.

ScissionScission



These spare, jagged stories, in which people struggle with change and disintegration, are vintage Winton.

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780857960573

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Page: 168

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Tim Winton's first collection of stories deals with men, women and children whose lives are coming apart and whose hearts are breaking. These spare, jagged stories, in which people struggle with change and disintegration, are vintage Winton.

Australian ColorsAustralian Colors



Startling, wry, lyrical, and beguiling photographs and passionate commentary document the landscape and people of Australia's interior in this panoramic volume. 331 color illustrations. 10,000

Author: Bill Bachman

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 0817442359

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Page: 256

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Startling, wry, lyrical, and beguiling photographs and passionate commentary document the landscape and people of Australia's interior in this panoramic volume. 331 color illustrations. 10,000

The Shepherd s HutThe Shepherd s Hut



It is a place that harbours criminals and threatens to kill those who haven't reckoned with its hot, waterless vastness. This is a journey only a dreamer – or a fugitive – would attempt.

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509863860

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Page: 256

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Fierce and lyrical, The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton is a story of survival, solitude and unlikely friendship. Most of all it is about what it takes to keep hope alive in a parched and brutal world. For years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing. No one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. And so Jaxie runs. There’s just one person in the world who understands him, but to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands of Western Australia. It is a place that harbours criminals and threatens to kill those who haven't reckoned with its hot, waterless vastness. This is a journey only a dreamer – or a fugitive – would attempt. 'A page-turning heartbreaker' Emma Donoghue, author of Room.

The RidersThe Riders



. . So begins Tim Winton's The Riders, shortlisted for the Booker Prize. This is Scully’s desperate journey across Europe, trying to track down the wife he comes to realize he didn’t know.

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447201786

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Fred Scully is determined to carve a new life for himself and his young family in Ireland. For months he has laboured alone to make their dilapidated cottage habitable, and now his wife and child are coming to meet him: this will be their fresh start. But when he arrives at the airport to collect them, only his small daughter steps off the plane . . . So begins Tim Winton's The Riders. This is Scully’s desperate journey across Europe, trying to track down the wife he comes to realize he didn’t know.

The Essential SwimmerThe Essential Swimmer



It is interesting to note that many swimmers are heading back to the open water to
swim . Whether for training or racing or just plain recreation , open water contains
an element of adventure you cannot find in the pool . You will never have a ...

Author: Steve Tarpinian

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 1558213864

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Page: 161

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Provides advice to fitness and competetive swimmers, from basic stroke techniques to advanced training programs