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Tim Winton's Breath, winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, is a story about the wildness of youth and learning to live with its passing. When paramedic Bruce Pike is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong, he knows better than his colleague, better than the kid's parents, what happened and how. Thirty years before, that dead boy could have been him. A relentlessly gripping and deeply moving novel about the damage you do to yourself when you're young and think you're immortal.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780143009580
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 29 Apr 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publication City, Country: Hawthorn, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.9(H) x 13.2(L) x 2(W)
Weight (gm): 250

 

Author Biography

Tim Winton has published twenty-nine books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight 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). He lives in Western Australia.
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