Breath

Author: Tim Winton
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  • : $22.99(AUD)
  • : 9780143009580
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Penguin Canada
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  • : December 2008
  • : 19.80 cmmm X 13.20 cmmm X 2.10 cmmm
  • : Australia
  • : 22.99
  • : December 2014
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  • : Tim Winton
  • : Paperback
  • : 509
  • : 288
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Barcode 9780143009580
9780143009580

Description

Filled with the lyrical genius that has earned Winton international acclaim and a loyal readership worldwide, Breath is the coming-of-age story of two thrill-seeking boys who surf for danger of all kinds on the untamed coast of Western Australia. As the two boys fall under the thrall of Sando, a veteran big-wave surfer, and his enigmatic wife, Eva, the two adults initiate the boys into forbidden worlds of peril, testing the boundaries of athleticism, friendship, sexuality and mortality. Breath is a story about the wildness of youth--the lust for excitement and terror, the determination to be extraordinary, the wounds that heal and those that don't--and about learning to live with its passing. P.S. to include - extended author biography- essay about the pleasure and power of surfing- in-depth interview with Winton about his writing career, his experience of nearly drowning and much more. . .

Awards

Winner of Age Book of the Year: Fiction 2008 and Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Best Australian Book 2008 and Miles Franklin Literary Award 2009. Shortlisted forNSW Premier's Literary Award Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2009 and Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2009.