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An achingly beautiful story about family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, from one of Australia's best-loved authors, Tim Winton.

Abel Jackson has lived by the sea at Longboat Bay ever since he could remember. He helps his mother each day and loves to dive. One day he meets Blueback, the biggest and most beautiful fish he's ever seen.

When Abel's mother is approached by developers she decides she must do something to protect their fragile piece of coastline, But can Abel and his mother save Blueback and Longboat Bay in time?

An achingly beautiful story about family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, from one of Australia's best-loved authors.


Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143304333

    December 22, 2008

    Puffin

    176 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • Paperback

    9780143202837

    August 31, 2009

    Penguin

    160 pages

    RRP $22.99

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    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742537399

    September 14, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    156 pages

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Also by Tim Winton

The Shepherd's Hut
Breath
Dirt Music
Cloudstreet
Island Home
Eyrie
The Boy Behind the Curtain
Shrine: A Play in One Act
Blueback: Australian Children's Classics
Signs of Life: A Play In One Act
Lockie Leonard: Scumbuster
Lockie Leonard: Legend
The Turning
The Riders
Cloudstreet the Screenplay
Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir
Shallows
Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo
The Bugalugs Bum Thief: Aussie Bites
Scission
That Eye, The Sky
In the Winter Dark
An Open Swimmer
Minimum of Two

Recommendations

Undercover Princess
The Handmaid's Tale
Love, Simon
To Kill A Mockingbird
Everything, Everything
A Gentleman in Moscow
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Echo Burning
The Girl on the Train
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Dragonfly In Amber
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Martian
The Golden House
Once And Then
On Chesil Beach
Breath
Ready Player One
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory