The Turning: Stories
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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The short story has become less popular in recent decades, but Winton's newest collection could convert confirmed novel readers. The stories interweave and overlap novel-like, following events in a ... Read full review
This book was a wonderful breath of fresh air, his imagery seems indulgent, yet stil refreshing as the rest of his books have established. very typical of Tim Winton, his story "ain't nothin' but a ho n*gga" shows extrodinary insight into the live of a little ratchet hoodrat who grows to maintain a seperate identity working on the corner. it has spurred many video's othrough the video sharer "YouTube" that i highly recomend you look up.
my personal favourite Tim Winton short stories, that i recomend that are read after this:
1. Just another lemon party
2. 2 girls, one cup (a video based on the contents of the book was released virally online)
3. Man plays all alone, finishes with a heavy load
5. Man and Son beat eachother
8. Harry Potter (the erotic version)
9. Scooby Doo 18+ (this one is definatly not for the kids!!)
10. STUDENT WORKS "HARD" FOR A+ XXX