'A page-turning heartbreaker' Emma Donoghue, author of Room
'Wonderful. Brutal, agonizing, tender' Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit
For years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing. No one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for.
And so Jaxie runs. There’s just one person in the world who understands him, but to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands of Western Australia. It is a place that harbours criminals and threatens to kill those who haven't reckoned with its hot, waterless vastness. This is a journey only a dreamer – or a fugitive – would attempt.
Fierce and lyrical, The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton is a story of survival, solitude and unlikely friendship. Most of all it is about what it takes to keep hope alive in a parched and brutal world.
The Shepherd’s Hut is wonderful. Brutal, agonizing, tender. Ultimately, it’s a story of redemption and hope
Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit and Tin Man
Turbocharged by its unique and grimly funny teenage voice, The Shepherd's Hut is a page-turning heartbreaker
Emma Donoghue, author of Room
A master novelist at the very peak of their craft. Full of heart and life and beauty, it's a book with Australian dirt under its fingernails. I am jealous of anyone who gets to read him for the first time
Evie Wyld, author of All The Birds, Singing