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Eyrie

Eyrie 1

by Tim Winton

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/06/2014

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Tom Keely's reputation is in ruins. And that's the upside.

Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. From his seedy highrise flat Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired hurt and angry, well past caring. But he cannot avoid entanglement with the neighbours- a woman from his past, a boy the likes of which he's never met before. Two strangers leading a life beyond his experience and into whose orbit he falls despite himself.What follows is a ground-breaking novel for our times - funny, confronting, and inhabited by unforgettable characters.

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'A superb tale of disillusionment and redemption, loss and beauty, this is Winton in top form ... (He) has rarely been funnier.' Michael Williams, The Guardian (Australia)

'An absurdly good writer ... This is a fascinating, thought-provoking book.' Publishers Weekly (US)

ISBN:
9780143571346
9780143571346
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
25-06-2014
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
199x129x38mm
Weight:
0.41kg
Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published over 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.

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    I recommend this novel to Tim Winton reader's. If you have not tackled one of his works before, don't start here. It's a complex offering by one of the greatest writer's this country has ever produced. So don't be light hearted in your application to this work. It has all the earthy and extremely honest qualities that you would expect from him. The prose is so luxurious that you will want to take your time. I didn't fall in love with the characters but I did love the aching truths buried just beneath the surface and the wonderful descriptive Australiana which is ever present in any Tim Winton novel.