Tim Winton’s modern love story about people stifled by grief or regret, whose dreams are lost, and whose hopes have all but dried up.

At the age of 40, Georgie Jutland finds herself stranded in White Point, a fishing community north of Perth, with a fisherman she doesn’t love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. One morning a dangerous new element enters her life - Luther Fox, the local sea-poacher, jinx and outcast. Set in the wild landscape of Western Australia, this is a novel about the odds of breaking with the past. It’s a journey across landscapes within and without, about the music that sometimes arises from the dust.

The Man Booker Prize 2002
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Tim Winton has published over 20 books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into many different languages.
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