Shallows

Shallows 1

by Tim Winton

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 16/07/2009

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Whales have always been the life-force of Angelus, a small town on the south coast of Western Australia.

Their annual passing defines the rhythms of a life where little changes, and the town depends on their carcasses. So when the battle begins on the beaches outside their town, and when Queenie Cookson, a local girl, joins the Greenies to make amends for the crimes of her whaling ancestors, it can only throw everything into chaos.

ISBN:
9780143180258
9780143180258
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
16-07-2009
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
197x132x21mm
Weight:
0.26kg
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 haven't read a bad book by Tim Winton. This is up to his usual high standard. An interesting look at the end of the whaling industry in Western Australia circa 1978.