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Eyrie 7

by Tim Winton
Publication Date: 14/10/2013
3/5 Rating 7 Reviews
RRP  $45.00 $32.35

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

Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. Holed up in a grim highrise, cultivating his newfound isolation, Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired hurt and angry. He's done fighting the good fight, and well past caring.

But even in his seedy flat, ducking the neighbours, he's not safe from entanglement. All it takes is an awkward encounter in the lobby. 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 heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times - funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting. Inhabited by unforgettable characters, Eyrie asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.

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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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  • Brilliant storytelling from Winton

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    My excitement at getting a new Winton in my hot little hands was continued when I actually sat down to read it. There is something about Winton and the way he writes that makes you feel that you are in the safe hands of a master. Eyrie is no different. The story is about Tom Keely who has lost everything recently divorced, career in tatters, and now living in a seedy high rise apartment building on the edge, overlooking Fremantle, of which he wants no part of. Tom bumps into a childhood friend and her grandson in the lobby and gets sucked into their lives. Tim has a particular talent for taking small situations and the people in them and crafting them into a brilliant story and reflection on society. This is no different. Its fast and has the pace of a thriller in some parts. It is quite a different kind of book from Cloudstreet and is not my favourite Winton but is an amazing piece of literature that I would wholeheartedly recommend.

  • Eyrie - a great new read by Tim Winton

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    Tim Winton is a master storyteller and Eyrie is no exception.

    My copy arrived in time for the Easter break and I read it in two sittings. Winton portrays the seedier side of WA that has not benefited from the mining boom.

    I need to re-read the novel to fully comprehend the ending as it left me feeling confused.

  • Winton at his best

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    Eyrie is a Tim Winton book. It's about WA, features complex characters and let's not talk about the ending. But the "journey" to the ending works and is gripping. I want a sequel.

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