Tim Winton depicts a desperate man’s odyssey across Europe in search of the missing wife he now realises he barely knew.

After Scully has a ghostly vision of twenty horsemen, his wife, Jennifer, suddenly and mysteriously vanishes. Scully’s seven-year-old daughter, Billy, may have witnessed Jennifer’s disappearance, but has been rendered mute by the ordeal. Clues lead Scully and his daughter on a quest that covers Greece, Italy, Paris, and Amsterdam, as he slowly accepts his failure along with the idea that some things will never be known.

Shortlisted
The Booker Prize 1995
Published by
Picador
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Tim Winton

Tim Winton

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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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