Released on 22 May 2014.

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3.58 based on 4092 ratings & 648 reviews on Goodreads.com

2015 Long-listed

The Folio Prize

Synopsis

Tom Keely has lost his bearings. His reputation in ruins, he finds himself holed up in a flat at the top of a grim high-rise, looking down on the world he’s fallen out of love with.

He has cut himself off, and intends to keep it that way, until one day he runs into some neighbours: a woman from his past and her introverted young boy. The encounter shakes him up in a way he doesn’t understand and, despite himself, Keely lets them in.

But the pair come trailing a dangerous past of their own, and Keely is soon immersed in a world that threatens to destroy everything he has learnt to love.

Eyrie is a heart-stopping novel written with breath-taking tenderness. Funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting, it asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.

In the media

This is one of Tim Winton's most eloquent novels . . . Winton's knack of finding tenderness in desperate lives is hugely impressive
Irish Mail on Sunday
By turns bleak and uplifting, but always compassionate and funny, this is an enthralling novel about renewal and the sheer mess of being human. Winton is always well worth reading. Here he is on top form
Mail on Sunday
Fans of Mr Winton will expect lucid characterisation and atmospheric prose; the author finds poetry in the grimmest scenes. Eyrie has all this plus a page-turning narrative that tumbles inexorably towards its ending. This is Tim Winton on searingly good form
The Economist