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  • Published: 12 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743482629
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432


Tim Winton's heart-stopping, exhilarating Eyrie asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.

Tom Keely's reputation is in ruins. And that's the upside.

Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. From his seedy highrise flat Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired hurt and angry, well past caring. But he cannot avoid entanglement with the neighbours: a woman from his past, a boy the likes of which he's never met before. Two strangers leading a life beyond his experience and into whose orbit he falls despite himself.

What follows is a ground-breaking novel for our times - funny, confronting, and inhabited by unforgettable characters.

'A superb tale of disillusionment and redemption, loss and beauty, this is Winton in top form . . . [He] has rarely been funnier.' Michael Williams, The Guardian (Australia)

'Outstanding . . . From the opening pages you know you are in the hands of a master.' Stephen Romei, Weekend Australian

'Tim Winton's Doris is a gem . . . The characterisations are a joy.' Canberra Times

'An absurdly good writer . . . This is a fascinating, thought-provoking book.' Publishers Weekly (US)

is breathtaking . . . honest, provocative and brilliant.' William Yeoman, West Australian

  • Pub date: 12 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743482629
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the Author

Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published twenty-nine books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Victorian Premier's Literary Award

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Fiction

  • W.A. Premier's Book Award

    Winner • 2014 • People's Choice

  • ABA Nielsen BookData Booksellers

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Booksellers Choice

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Literary Fiction Book of the Year

  • Indie Award

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Fiction

  • Queensland Literary Awards

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Fiction

  • The Miles Franklin Literary Award

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Best Book

  • Voss Literary Prize

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Best Book

  • W.A. Premier's Book Award

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Fiction

  • Folio Prize

    Longlisted • 2015 • Best Novel

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