The Turning

The Turning : Stories

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 317 pages
  • 132.1 x 200.7 x 20.3mm | 136.08g
  • Scribner Book Company
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0743279794
  • 9780743279796
  • 67,394

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"What John Steinbeck was to California's Central Valley, Tim Winton is to the coastal region of Western Australia.... Winton's ability to arrange the written word appears effortless." -- San Francisco Chronicle
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3,417 ratings
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4 43% (1,459)
3 20% (685)
2 3% (108)
1 1% (38)
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