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The Turning : Stories

By (author) Tim Winton

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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.

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  • Paperback | 317 pages
  • 132.1 x 200.7 x 20.3mm | 136.08g
  • 10 Oct 2006
  • Scribner Book Company
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • 0743279794
  • 9780743279796
  • 45,356

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""The Turning" is finely crafted without being showy; sincere and moving without any authorial tug at the heartstrings. The best stories are nearly -- what's the word I'm looking for? -- immaculate." -- "Bookforum"

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