The Turning: Stories

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 10, 2006 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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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User Review  - shelleyraec - LibraryThing

In a series of compelling short stories variously connected by time, place and character, Tim Winton's The Turning explores the trajectory of ordinary lives irrevocably altered by disappointment ... Read full review

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User Review  - kirstiecat - LibraryThing

Without following any real sense of chronological time, Winton delves back and forth into the lives of characters sometimes related more closely than at other times. We might visit a character at ... Read full review

Contents

Big World
1
Abbreviation
17
Aquifer
37
Damaged Goods
55
On Her Knees
101
The Turning
133
Sand
163
Long Clear View
189
Reunion
205
Fog
235
Boner McPharlins Moll
251
Immunity
293
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About the author (2006)

Tim Winton grew up on the coast of Western Australia, where he continues to live. He is the author of eighteen books. His epic novel Cloudstreet was adapted for the theater and has been performed around the world. His two most recent novels, Dirt Music and The Riders, were both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has won the prestigious Miles Franklin Award three times, and in 1998 the Australian National Trust declared Winton a national living treasure. The Turning has already won the 2005 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

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