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Island Home

Tim Winton

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Penguin
15 May 2017
'This country leans in on you. Like family. To my way of thinking, it is family.' The natural world, in Tim Winton's novels, is as much a living presence as any character, and what is true of his work is true of his life. From boyhood, his relationship with sea, scrub and swamp has been as vital as blood relations. The country has seeped into him, with its rhythms, its dangers, its strange sustenance.

This is the story of how that relationship came to be, and also a passionate exhortation for all of us to feel the ground beneath our feet. Much more so than any political idea, the physical entity of Australia defines us, in ways we too often forget. Wise, rhapsodic, exalted, Island Home is a beautiful, evocative, sometimes provocative, investigation of how the land makes us who we are.
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Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9780143574095
ISBN 10:   0143574094
Pages:   256
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tim Winton has published twenty-eight 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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