Shallows

Tim Winton

3.55 based on 787 ratings & 51 reviews on Goodreads.com
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02 October 2009
9780330319645
304 pages
Synopsis

Tim Winton brings the landscape to life in Shallows, a historical fiction novel about pride and loneliness.

One hundred and fifty years after the establishment of land-based whaling in Australia, its last outpost is Angelus, a small town already struggling for survival. Long-dormant passions are awakened by the arrival of the conservationists, who threaten the town’s livelihood and disturb the fragile peace under which its inhabitants live.


‘A moving and powerful elegy . . . Winton writes vividly, and with courage, about serious matters in a cynical world.’ –Observer

All this is dazzling, dazzling. It makes the heart pound.

Los Angeles Times

A moving and powerful elegy . . . Winton writes vividly, and with courage, about serious matters in a cynical world.

Observer

A major work by anyone’s standards . . . mysterious, painful and beautiful.

Washington Post