Tim Winton

1 The Shepherd's Hut

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2018-06-19
Description :  <b>From Tim Winton, Australia’s most decorated and beloved novelist and the author of <i>Cloudstreet</i>, comes <i>The Shepherd’s Hut</i>, the story of a young man on a thrilling journey of self-discovery in one of the harshest, near-uninhabitable climates on Earth.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>Tim Winton is Australia’s most decorated and beloved novelist. Short-listed twice for the Booker Prize and the winner of a record four Miles Franklin Literary Awards for Best Australian Novel, he has a gift for language virtually unrivaled among writers in English. His work is both tough and tender, primordial and new—always revealing the raw, instinctual drives that lure us together and rend us apart.<br /><br />In <i>The Shepherd’s Hut</i>, Winton crafts the story of Jaxie Clackton, a brutalized rural youth who flees from the scene of his father’s violent death and strikes out for the vast wilds of Western Australia. All he carries with him is a rifle and a waterjug. All he wants is peace and freedom. But surviving in the harsh saltlands alone is a savage business. And once he discovers he’s not alone out there, all Jaxie’s plans go awry. He meets a fellow exile, the ruined priest Fintan MacGillis, a man he’s never certain he can trust, but on whom his life will soon depend. <i>The Shepherd’s Hut</i> is a thrilling tale of unlikely friendship and yearning, at once brutal and lyrical, from one of our finest storytellers.

2 Breath

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-05-27
Description :  <b>Now a Major Motion Picture, Starring Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, and Richard Roxburgh</b><br /><br /><i>Breath </i>is a story of risk, of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia, two thrill-seeking teenage boys fall under the spell of a veteran big-wave surfer named Sando. Their mentor urges them into a regiment of danger and challenge, and the boys test themselves and each other on storm swells and over shark-haunted reefs. The boys give no thought to what they could lose, or to the demons that drive their mentor on into ever-greater danger. Venturing beyond all caution--in sports, relationships, and sex--each character approaches a point from which none of them will return undamaged.

3 Cloudstreet

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-11-26
Description :  <b>From award-winning author Tim Winton comes an epic novel that regularly tops the list of best-loved novels in Australia.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the bright lights of Perth. The Lambs are industrious, united, and—until God seems to turn His back on their boy Fish—religious. The Pickleses are gamblers, boozers, fractious, and unlikely landlords.<br /><br />Change, hardship, and the war force them to swallow their dignity and share a great, breathing, shuddering house called Cloudstreet. Over the next twenty years, they struggle and strive, laugh and curse, come apart and pull together under the same roof, and try as they can to make their lives.<br /><br />Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognized as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, <i>Cloudstreet</i> is Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday.

4 The Riders

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2014-08-04
Description :  An exploration of marriage and the rich relationship that can exist between father and daughter, <i>The Riders</i> is a gorgeously wrought novel from the award-winning author Tim Winton.<br /><br />After traveling through Europe for two years, Scully and his wife Jennifer wind up in Ireland, and on a mystical whim of Jennifer's, buy an old farmhouse which stands in the shadow of a castle. While Scully spends weeks alone renovating the old house, Jennifer returns to Australia to liquidate their assets. When Scully arrives at Shannon Airport to pick up Jennifer and their seven-year-old daughter, Billie, it is Billie who emerges—alone. There is no note, no explanation, not so much as a word from Jennifer, and the shock has left Billie speechless. In that instant, Scully's life falls to pieces.<br /><br /> <i>The Riders</i> is a superbly written and a darkly haunting story of a lovesick man in a vain search for a vanished woman. It is a powerfully accurate account of marriage today, of the demons that trouble relationships, of resurrection found in the will to keep going, in the refusal to hold on, to stand still. <i>The Riders</i> is also a moving story about the relationship between a loving man and his tough, bright daughter.

5 The Turning

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Short Stories 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2006-10-10
Description :  Set on a coastal stretch of Western Australia, Tim Winton's stunning collection of connected stories is about turnings of all kinds -- changes of heart, slow awakenings, nasty surprises and accidents, sudden detours, resolves made or broken. Brothers cease speaking to each other, husbands abandon wives and children, grown men are haunted by childhood fears. People struggle against the weight of their own history and try to reconcile themselves to their place in the world. With extraordinary insight and tenderness, Winton explores the demons and frailties of ordinary people whose lives are not what they had hoped.

6 Eyrie

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-06-10
Description :  <b>Shortlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>An exhilarating new book from Australia's most acclaimed writer</b><br /><br />Tim Winton is Australia's most decorated and beloved literary novelist. Short-listed twice for the Booker Prize and the winner of a record four Miles Franklin Awards for Best Australian Novel, he has a gift for language virtually unrivaled among English-language novelists. His work is both tough and tender, primordial and new—always revealing the raw, instinctual drives that lure us together and rend us apart.<br /> In <i>Eyrie</i>, Winton crafts the story of Tom Keely, a man struggling to accomplish good in an utterly fallen world. Once an ambitious, altruistic environmentalist, Keely now finds himself broke, embroiled in scandal, and struggling to piece together some semblance of a life. From the heights of his urban high-rise apartment, he surveys the wreckage of his life and the world he's tumbled out of love with. Just before he descends completely into pills and sorrow, a woman from his past and her preternatural child appear, perched on the edge of disaster, desperate for help.<br /> When you're fighting to keep your head above water, how can you save someone else from drowning? As Keely slips into a nightmarish world of con artists, drug dealers, petty violence, and extortion, Winton confronts the cost of benevolence and creates a landscape of uncertainty. <i>Eyrie</i> is a thrilling and vertigo-inducing morality tale, at once brutal and lyrical, from one of our finest storytellers.

7 Dirt Music

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2002-11-25
Description :  Winner of The Miles Franklin Literary Award, The Christina Stead Award, WA Premier’s Book of the Year, Book Data/ABA Book of the Year Award, Goodreading Award-Readers Choice Book of the Year<br /><br />Set in the dramatic landscape of Western Australia, <i>Dirt Music</i> tells the story of Luther Fox, a broken man who makes his living as an illegal fisherman—a shamateur. Before everyone in his family was killed in a freak rollover, Fox grew melons and counted stars and loved playing his guitar. Now, his life has become a “project of forgetting.” Not until he meets Georgie Jutland, the wife of White Point’s most prosperous fisherman, does Fox begin to dream again and hear the dirt music—“anything you can play on a verandah or porch,” he tells Georgie, “without electricity.” Like the beat of a barren heart, nature is never silent. Ambitious and perfectly calibrated, <i>Dirt Music</i> resonates with suspense, emotion, and timeless truths.

8 Island Home

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Science & Nature  Nature  Travel & Adventure 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2017-03-20
Description :  A wild, rhapsodic celebration of Australia and its landscape, from one of its finest writers

9 Rising Water

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-04-08
Description :  Only loosely tethered to shore but never ready to set sail, Col, Baxter and Jackie are live-aboards in a Fremantle marina. Jackie occupies the old sloop <i>Mercy</i>, Col calls the sleek ocean-going yacht <i>Goodness</i> his home, and Baxter is sandwiched between the two in a run-down sailboat called <i>Shirley</i>.<br /><br /> Living so close to each other, there is not much privacy, and the three of them have settled into a routine of verbal stoushing from boat to boat, without their banter ever being more than superficial.<br /><br /> It’s Australia Day. The harbour and the city are awash with patriotism and alcohol. As the celebrations begin and boats head up the river to watch the fireworks, Col, Jackie and Baxter just want to be left in peace. But then Dee, a nineteen-year-old English backpacker, lands on their doorstep a bit worse for wear.<br /><br /> With Dee suddenly amongst them, a stranger from another life and another generation, the peace between them unravels and their lives of sanctuary are threatened. Somehow their meticulous discretion is undermined and they peck and prod each other until glimpses of their pasts, the lives they are scrupulously hiding, are revealed.<br /><br /> Tim Winton's first play has all the hallmarks of his novels. Poetic and vernacular, salty and elevated, with voices that ring in the ears, this is a breath of fresh air and a must-read for any fan.

10 Signs of Life

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2015-12-21
Description :  Two strangers in distress arrive at a farmhouse in the wheatbelt late at night. A woman is there, on the veranda of the farmhouse, frightened, alone. She greets the interlopers with a series of questions.<br /> What has brought these people together? What do they have in common? Why does a dried up river matter to all of them? These questions hang over the play. As the seemingly gentle story unfolds, we realise the depth of Tim Winton’s vision. The play tackles deep questions of identity, sustainability and community without ever offering easy answers.<br /><br /> The woman on the veranda is Georgie. As readers of Tim Winton’s novel <i>Dirt Music</i> already know, Georgie is from a well-off middle-class family and although she has been transplanted to a hard rural life, she retains a sense of security, an understanding of her place in the world, only challenged by a loss that occurs before the beginning of the play.<br /><br /> The interlopers are Bender and his sister, Mona. Ironically, Bender has the least sense of place; although he longs to identify with the landscape he is also terrified of its power. He has no traditional language and no real sense of belonging, but he has a profound sense of family—a dedication to his addled sister despite his horror and revulsion at her past.<br /><br /> The past has a powerful hold over the characters in the present, as ghosts interweave effortlessly with the present and claim their reckoning. The ghost of Lu embodies the power of the past. At times, memories seem more potent than the present. Georgie, Bender and Mona cannot inhabit the present with any peace or clarity until they revisit and name their past.

11 Schwindel

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-08-31
Description :  Das zornige Meer, die rote Wüste, die unbarmherzige Natur – dafür ist der australische Schriftsteller Tim Winton berühmt, in seinen Geschichten ist der Mensch immer auch ein Ausgesetzter. In seinem neuen Roman erzählt er die Geschichte eines ehemaligen Umweltaktivisten, dessen Dasein gescheitert ist und der, gerade als er zu verzweifeln droht, eine neue Aufgabe für sich und vielleicht auch wieder Sinn und Hoffnung für sein Leben findet.<br /><br />Tom Keely hat mehr als nur eine Midlife-Crisis: Einst bekannter und überzeugter Umweltaktivist, hat er nun, mit Mitte vierzig, durch einen Skandal seinen Job verloren, nebenbei seine Ehe zerstört und will mit der Welt nichts mehr zu tun haben. Alkohol und Tabletten helfen ihm zu vergessen, was schiefgelaufen ist. Er lebt in einem Apartmenthochhaus in Fremantle, einer schäbigen Hafenstadt in der Nähe von Perth, Westaustralien, und dort sieht er täglich vor seiner Haustür, was Gier und Korruption im großen und Gewaltverbrechen und Drogenhandel im kleinen Maßstab aus der Stadt und seinem Land gemacht haben. Als plötzlich Gemma Buck, eine alte Bekannte aus seiner Kindheit, in das Hochhaus einzieht, wird Tom aus seiner Abwärtsspirale gerissen; vor allem Gemmas sechsjähriger Enkel Kai, ein hochsensibler, verstörter Junge, den Gemma aufzieht, weil seine Mutter im Gefängnis sitzt, weckt Gefühle und Kräfte in Tom, die er längst verloren glaubte. Um jeden Preis versucht er, Gemma und Kai vor weiteren Katastrophen in ihrem prekären Leben zu beschützen. Und es scheint, als könnte diese merkwürdige kleine Familie entgegen aller Erwartung alte Wunden heilen und das Leben wieder lebenswert machen …

12 Shrine

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-01-30
Description :  Tim Winton’s third play is a haunting exploration of the way in which we try to own our dead, and the way in which they come to own us.<br /><br /> Night time. A siren howls by, a phone rings, there’s a knock at the door. Adam and Mary Mans eld are reliving the night they find themselves standing by their son’s lifeless body. Jack was the victim of a car accident on the long road back to Perth from the family beach house down on the south coast of WA.<br /><br /> A year later, Adam has sold the winery he used to own, but his trips down south are becoming more frequent. Anything to avoid Mary’s silent suffering. Adam regularly visits the roadside shrine where the crash occurred, still grieving and struggling to come to terms with what’s happened. One day, he is surprised by a brief encounter with June, a young woman he used to employ as a cellar hand on his winery. June knows her way around a vineyard and all about wine. She also knows a lot about his son, Jack.<br /><br /> June climbs a locked gate and makes her way into Adam’s beach house where she finds him drowning his sorrows. There she begins to tell him her story. A story involving an encounter on a beach with Jack and his friends Ben and Will and the night they shared together.<br /><br /> A story she needs to share with Adam – the story of his son’s final hours.

13 Il nido

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-01-19
Description :  Tom Keely, ex avvocato ambientalista molto noto, ha perso tutto. La sua reputazione è distrutta, la sua carriera è a pezzi, il suo matrimonio è fallito, e lui si è rintanato in un appartamento in cima a un cupo grattacielo di Fremantle, da dove osserva il mondo di cui si è disamorato, stordendosi con alcol, antidolorifici e psicofarmaci di ogni sorta. Si è tagliato fuori, e fuori ha intenzione di restare, nonostante la madre e la sorella cerchino in ogni modo di riportarlo a una vita attiva. Finché un giorno s’imbatte nei vicini di casa: una donna che appartiene al suo passato e un bambino introverso. L’incontro lo sconvolge in maniera incomprensibile e, quasi controvoglia, permette che i due entrino nella sua vita. Ma anche loro nascondono una storia difficile, e Keely presto si immerge in un mondo che minaccia di distruggere tutto ciò che ha imparato ad amare, in cui il senso di fallimento è accentuato dal confronto continuo con la figura del padre, Nev, un gigante buono impossibile da eguagliare. In questo romanzo coraggioso e inquietante, Tim Winton si chiede se, in un mondo com- promesso in maniera irreversibile, possiamo ancora sperare di fare la cosa giusta. Scritto con una prosa trascinante che rivela punte di umorismo nero e spietato, Il nido è il toccante racconto dell’incontro salvifico tra due solitudini che trovano l’una nell’altra un barlume di speranza. Una storia di miseria e fallimenti, dipendenze e marginalità, sullo sfondo di un’Australia ricca di contrasti, in cui la bellezza struggente dei paesaggi fa a pugni con la periferia urbana, straniante e ostile, dell’estremo lembo del mondo.

14 Inselleben

Author : Tim Winton
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2017-07-24
Description :  Bei Tim Winton ist die Natur Australiens allgegenwärtig, und hier erzählt er, wie diese enge Beziehung entstanden ist, wie sehr sie seine Gedanken, sein Schreiben und sein Leben prägt. Sein beeindruckendes, poetisches und intensives Buch ist auch ein Plädoyer für Achtsamkeit, für einen neuen Dialog mit der Natur. Er ist auf Berge geklettert, hat in der Wüste gecampt, am Ningaloo Reef getaucht, ist auf den Wellen rund um seine Insel gesurft, und er hat dabei den Rhythmus, die Gefahren, das eigenständige Wesen der Natur erfahren. Denn trotz aller Konflikte zwischen Wildnis und menschlicher Zivilisation, trotz Umweltzerstörung und Klimawandel: Die Natur ist auch ohne den Menschen da. Tim Winton erzählt davon, wie gut es tun kann, sich bewusst zu machen, dass es immer etwas geben wird, das älter, größer, reicher und komplexer ist als wir, die Menschen; und er berichtet von der Gedankenwelt und dem Erfahrungsschatz der Aborigines, ihrem ganz eigenen Verhältnis zur natürlichen Welt.<br />



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