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Author: Tim Winton
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Abel Jackson's boyhood belongs to a vanishing world. On an idyllic stretch of coast whose waters teem with fish, he lives a simple, tough existence. It's just him and his mother in the house at Longboat Bay, but Abel has friends in the sea, particularly the magnificent old groper he meets when diving. As the years pass, things change, but one thing seems to remain constant: the greed of humans. When the modern world comes to his patch of sea, Abel wonders what can stand in its way.

Blueback is a deceptively simple allegory about a boy who matures through fortitude, and finds wisdom through living in harmony with all forms of life. It is a beautiful distillation of Winton's art and concerns.

'In true fable style, this is a simple story, but one so beautiful, poignant and moving it is impossible to ignore.' Daily Telegraph

'Winton . . . convince s us of the preciousness of our oceans not through lectures but through his characters' steady wonder.' New York Times

Author description

Tim Winton has published twenty-six 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. Find out more on Facebook

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143202837
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : January 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 146
  • : Fiction; Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues
  • : en
  • : Tim Winton
  • : A823
  • : Paperback
  • : 1