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'The prose and learning may even stand up to Melville himself...... the elegance of language, the grandeur of nature being described - all this is dazzling, dazzling. It makes the heart pound.' Los Angeles Times Whales have always been the life-force of Angelus, a small town on the south coast of Western Australia. Their annual passing defines the rhythms of a life where little changes, and the town depends on their carcasses. So when the battle begins on the beaches outside their town, and when Queenie Cookson, a local girl, joins the Greenies to make amends for the crimes of her whaling ancestors, it can only throw everything into chaos. 'A major work by anyone's standards...... He is capable of lines of pure lyricism...... language is, in Tim Winton's hands, a powerful and finely-tuned instrument.' Washington Post 'Sparsely populated with intense, brooding loners...... A profound and inspiring work of fiction.' The Age 'I finished this book with a rare sense of elation' West Australian
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143010565
  • 9780143010562

About Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published twenty-six 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. Find out more on Facebook
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