Stunningly written . . . a revelation . . . a magnificent book with themes as enormous as its landscape * Big Issue * Winton's writing is a heady blend of muscular description, deep sentiment and metaphysics . . . Dirt Music is a beautiful celebration of his country * Sunday Telegraph * A book about the possibility and power of love . . . just pick it up and you'll be transported * Mail on Sunday * Written in seemingly effortless prose that never puts a foot wrong * Sunday Times * Winton is not a great Australian novelist; he is a great novelist, full stop * The Times * Winton keeps writing fiction that makes the novel feel alive to a continent of possibilities * Evening Standard * Generous, earthy and raw . . . Mysteries don't come more heartfelt than this * Independent *
About the Author
Tim Winton has published over twenty books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into many different languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). Active in the environmental movement, he is the Patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. He lives in Western Australia.