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That Eye, the Sky By Tim Winton

That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton

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Tim Winton is at his most viscerally powerful in this boy's vision of the world: the dreamed, the lived, the imagined, and the sharp consolations of faith.

Tim Winton is at his most viscerally powerful in this boy's vision of the world: the dreamed, the lived, the imagined, and the sharp consolations of faith.

That Eye, the Sky Summary

That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton

Tim Winton's That Eye, the Sky is a tale about a boy's vision of the world beyond, and the blurry distinctions between the natural and supernatural.

At twelve years old, Morton - Ort for short - is not quite a child, but not yet an adult; his isolated outback world is an intriguing combination of boyish innocence, adolescent confusion and burgeoning awareness. When his father is seriously injured in a car crash, however, that world is suddenly thrown into complete disarray and the whole family have to adjust.

As Ort, his sister, mother and grandmother are struggling to come to terms with what has happened, a stranger appears in their midst. Preaching God's word, Henry Warburton's unexpected arrival seems eerily prescient, at a time when the family most need a helping hand, and Henry quickly makes himself indispensable. In fact, for Ort in particular, it is Henry's presence, perhaps more even than his father's accident, that brings the greatest change to his world.

'The great strength of the novel is in the way the grotesque contrasts and parallels in human life are spread out, examined and accepted.' - Los Angeles Times

That Eye, the Sky Reviews

'The great strength of the novel is in the way the grotesque contrasts and parallels in human life are spread out, examined and accepted' Los Angeles Times
'Towards the end of the novel Ort prays for a miracle: "Funny when you talk to God. He's like the sky . . . Never says anything. But you know he listens." Though God hasn't answered Ort yet, Mr. Winton convinces us he might' New York Times

About Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published twenty-one books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-five 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.

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GOR010607624
9780330412513
0330412515
That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton
Used - Like New
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2003-04-04
192
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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