Dirt Music

Dirt Music

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`Generous, earthy and raw . . . Mysteries don't come more heartfelt than this' Independent

Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Her days have fallen into domestic tedium and social isolation. Her nights are a blur of vodka and pointless loitering in cyberspace.

One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she looks up from the computer screen to see a shadow lurking on the beach below, and a dangerous new element enters her life. Luther Fox, the local poacher. Jinx. Outcast.

So begins an unlikely alliance. Set in the wild landscape of Western Australia, this is a novel about the odds of breaking with the past, a love story about people stifled by grief or regret, whose dreams are lost, whose hopes have dried up. It's a journey across landscapes within and without, about the music that sometimes arises from the dust.

`Winton keeps writing fiction that makes the novel feel alive to a continent of possibilities' Evening Standard

`Winton is not a great Australian novelist; he is a great novelist, full stop' The Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 34mm | 322.05g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 0330490265
  • 9780330490269
  • 12,450

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'Written in seemingly effortless prose that never puts a foot wrong' Sunday Times
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About Tim Winton

Tim Winton was born in Perth in 1960. His work includes novels, collections of stories, non-fiction and books for children. He has won the miles Franklin Award three times, and been twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for The Riders (1995) and Dirt Music (2002).
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Rating details

8,980 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 26% (2,342)
4 42% (3,758)
3 24% (2,159)
2 6% (561)
1 2% (160)
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