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Full of unforgettable characters, Dirt Music is Tim Winton's classic love song to land and place.

Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Leached of all confidence, she spends her days in isolated tedium and her nights in a blur of vodka self-recrimination. One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she sees, a shadow drifting up the beach below - a loner called Luther Fox, with danger in his wake.

'Awe-inspiring . . . There are few finer stylists writing in English today.' Chicago Tribune

'Wonderfully alive, inventive and assured.' The Age

'Vividly written in a seemingly efffortless prose that never puts a foot wrong.' Sunday Times (London)

'His prose retains the power to both to shock and to fill us with wonder.' The Bulletin

'A compelling novel.' Times Literary Supplement

'Beautiful, aching . . . compelling.' Washington Post

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    9780143568797

    January 2, 2013

    Penguin

    480 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781742538464

    September 14, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

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Also by Tim Winton

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

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Midnight's Children
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Tiger Men
The Bear and The Nightingale
Swing Time
Breath
Ready Player One
The Trip of a Lifetime
On Chesil Beach
The Light Between Oceans
A Long Way from Home
The Travelling Cat Chronicles