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Tim Winton

Cover illustration by Cathy Larsen and Doug Pitt

Dustjacket synopsis:
"Tim Winton's first collection of stories deals with men, women and children whose lives are coming apart and whose hearts are breaking. These spare, jagged stories, in which people struggle with change and disintegration, are vintage Winton."

"an intense and exhilarating experience" - Sun Herald
"Winton uses common words in uncommon ways and to them them is to experience the contemporary English language honed to a fine degree of richness, texture and power." - West Australian
"Tough, harsh, honest stories, bitter as salt, jagged as broken rock, beautiful as the difficult love between man and woman." - Edward Abbey

A Blow, a Kiss
Getting Ahead
My Father's Axe
Lantern Stalk
Thomas Awkner Floats
A Measure of Eloquence
The Oppressed
The Woman at the Well

From the McPhee Gribble paperback edition, 1993.

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