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Shallows is set in a small whaling town in Western Australia, where land-based whaling has been a tradition for over 150 years. When Queenie Cookson decides to join an antiwhaling protest group, she defies her husband, her ancestry, and her community. Winner of the prestigious Miles Franklin Award in Australia, this eloquent and moving novel speaks with immediacy and passion of the conflict between the values of a closeknit, traditional society and the evolving mores of the wider world.

"The world here, the rainy, closed, quiet, claustrophobic world of the southern beach town just a long stone's throw away from Antarctica, is perfectly evoked. . . . The elegance of language, the grandeur of the nature being described . . . all this is dazzling, dazzling. It makes the heart pound."--Carolyn See, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Animating all 150 years of the settlement's history, [this novel] carries the symbolic weight of its subject matter--of whales and water and meaning of life--as lightly as a wind off the sea. . . . Shallows deserves to find a permanent place as a major work of Australian literature."--Elizabeth Ward, Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

Shallows is set in a small whaling town in Western Australia, where land-based whaling has been a tradition for over 150 years. When Queenie Cookson decides to join an antiwhaling protest group, she defies her husband, her ancestry, and her community. Winner of the prestigious Miles Franklin Award in Australia, this eloquent and moving novel speaks with immediacy and passion of the conflict between the values of a closeknit, traditional society and the evolving mores of the wider world.

About the Author

Tim Winton is the author of several novels, short-story collections, and children's books, for which he has received every major literary award in Australia, including the Australian/Vogel Award and the prestigious Miles Franklin Award. He currently lives in a fishing village in Western Australia with his wife and three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555971939
Author:
Winton, Tim
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Location:
Saint Paul, Minn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Whaling
Subject:
Western Australia
Subject:
Western Australia Fiction.
Subject:
Women environmentalists.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
(85) Slni-T.76
Publication Date:
19931001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.96 x 5.54 x 0.72 in

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Shallows is set in a small whaling town in Western Australia, where land-based whaling has been a tradition for over 150 years. When Queenie Cookson decides to join an antiwhaling protest group, she defies her husband, her ancestry, and her community. Winner of the prestigious Miles Franklin Award in Australia, this eloquent and moving novel speaks with immediacy and passion of the conflict between the values of a closeknit, traditional society and the evolving mores of the wider world.

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