The Boy Behind the Curtain

Tim Winton

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31 May 2018
9781509816958
320 pages
Synopsis

'Eclectic and impassioned, a collection that affirms the power of the written word' Observer

The Boy Behind the Curtain is a portrait of a life, a place and a man.

In this deeply personal collection of true stories and essays Tim Winton shows how moments from his childhood and life growing up have shaped his views on class, faith, fundamentalism, the environment, and - most pressingly - how all his experiences have made him a writer.

From unexpected links between car crashes and faith, surfing and writing, to the story of his upbringing in the changing Australian landscape, The Boy Behind the Curtain is an impassioned, funny, joyous, astonishing collection of memories, and Winton's most personal book to date.

Eclectic and impassioned, it is a collection that affirms the power of the written word and Winton’s mastery of it

Observer

One of Australia’s best-loved novelists. Melancholy but humorous, lyrical but boisterous . . . will delight even
those unfamiliar with his fiction

Daily Telegraph