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Summary

Tim Winton's classic love song to land and place, full of unforgettable characters, is now a feature film starring Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Macdonald and David Wenham.

Georgie Jutland is a mess. At 40, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Leached of all confidence, she spends her days in isolated tedium and her nights in a blur of vodka self-recrimination. One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she sees a shadow drifting up the beach below - a loner called Luther Fox, with danger in his wake.

©2001 Tim Winton (P)2002 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Mr Winton's prose is irresistible." (The New York Times Book Review)

"Winton is not a great Australian novelist; he is a great novelist, full stop." (The Times)

"Winton keeps writing fiction that makes the novel feel alive to a continent of possibilities." (Evening Standard)

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it feels like he really lived the island life.

it feels like he really lived the island life. Well done time, from an Irish gal.