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Shallows

3.52 (957 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

Tim Winton brings the landscape to life in Shallows, a historical fiction novel about pride and loneliness.

One hundred and fifty years after the establishment of land-based whaling in Australia, its last outpost is Angelus, a small town already struggling for survival. Long-dormant passions are awakened by the arrival of the conservationists, who threaten the town's livelihood and disturb the fragile peace under which its inhabitants live.


'A moving and powerful elegy . . . Winton writes vividly, and with courage, about serious matters in a cynical world.' -Observer
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 19mm | 210g
  • Picador
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330319647
  • 9780330319645
  • 26,150

Review quote

All this is dazzling, dazzling. It makes the heart pound. * Los Angeles Times * A moving and powerful elegy . . . Winton writes vividly, and with courage, about serious matters in a cynical world. * Observer * A major work by anyone's standards . . . mysterious, painful and beautiful. * Washington Post *
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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.
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Rating details

957 ratings
3.52 out of 5 stars
5 15% (146)
4 38% (361)
3 35% (336)
2 8% (77)
1 4% (37)
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