Minimum of Two

Tim Winton

02 October 2009
9780330412629
144 pages

Synopsis

‘These stories are a wonderful introduction to his quirky fictional world – gutsy, funny, lyrical but unpretentious.' – Independent

Tim Winton’s second short-story collection explores the complexity of human relationships through the themes of futility and hope, revenge and redemption, birth and death that twist through each tale in turn, emerging, re-emerging, competing, conflicting. As characters, too, surface and reappear, their lives are slowly, painstakingly revealed. Through frozen moments and stolen glances, their stories – and histories – are told, their emotions exposed, their souls stripped bare.

Threaded together by Tim Winton’s haunting prose, the tales in Minimum of Two ultimately offer an optimistic view of the world in which we live.