That Eye, the Sky

That Eye, the Sky

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By (author) Winton Tim

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 205mm x 10mm | 172g
  • Publication date: 17 June 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0743234421
  • ISBN 13: 9780743234429
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 59,316

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In this modern Australian classic, award-winning author Tim Winton tells the story of young Ort Flack and his struggle to come to grips with the forces pulling his family apart. An extraordinary snapshot of boyhood, That Eye, the Sky is also a powerful exploration of the nature of hope and faith. Ort doesn't have a bad life. He mucks around with his best pal, Fat Cherry; he wonders what his sister Tegwyn's so mad about and why his grandma's disappeared inside herself; he looks up at the sky and thinks it's like a big blue eye looking right back at him. But when Dad isn't back from work when he's supposed to be and a strange car pulls into the drive, Ort's life is thrown into turmoil. Suddenly, Mum doesn't seem as strong as she used to, Fat starts saying bad things, and the stranger knocking on the door seems to know an awful lot about the Flacks.

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"Richmond Times-Dispatch" A story that is as exuberant as it is original...through the wonderful voice of a young narrator, it becomes a touching and almost mythical tale of a child's faith and the emotional healing power of love.