The Shepherd's Hut

The Shepherd's Hut

Book - 2018
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"A new novel about a man trying to survive in the wilderness"--
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2018.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780374262327
Branch Call Number: FICTION Winton Tim 06/2018
Characteristics: 267 pages ;,22 cm


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Aug 20, 2018

This was a great read - Booker-Prize worthy. Should have made the list.

Aug 19, 2018

A gritty and fast-moving tale of brutality and survival, Winton's novel is his best in a line of many good stories. The Western Australia landscape is almost a character unto itself, and the language Winton uses is both inventive and pitch perfect. It is a tough landscape and a tough story - hard to say that I loved it, as it is dark and often scary, but I couldn't put it down.

Jul 24, 2018

Winton has the knack of creating a sense of place that is all-absorbing and realistic. This novel is a work of skillful storytelling by a multi-award craftsman. Winton's work is so good on many levels...very highly recommended.

Jul 18, 2018

Everything about this novel is great - the sense of the landscape, the honesty of the characters, the interesting plot. Winton writes about ordinary people with great grace.

robertafsmith Jun 18, 2018

Roberta's Pick: You're right inside the mind of Jaxie as he makes a run from a crime scene through increasingly dry scrub far north of Perth. Tim Winton excels himself in this novel. The setting (I swear it can be smelt), the dialogue (say what you like about Ozzie accents, it is a marvelously inventive language) and the story - where will all of Jaxie's hopes get him?


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