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The stories in Tim Winton's inspired Minimum of Two make the ordinary extraordinary.

Tim Winton's characters are ordinary people who battle to maintain loyalty against all odds; women, children, men whose relationships strain under pressure and leave them bewildered, hoping, sometimes fleeing, but often finding strength in forgotten parts of themselves.

'Like Hemingway, Winton writes prose in which you can hear the thumping of the heart of the long-distance swimmer, or the rasping heaving breath of the asthmatic.' Times on Sunday

'A poignant collection of spare, understated tales about ordinary people battling to preserve the relationships they treasure in the face of many troubles.' Cleo

'Shows more clearly than anybody ever has how catastrophe, suffering and love can survive together in one little room.' Los Angeles Times

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780140273991

    November 14, 1997

    Penguin (AU Adult)

    176 pages

    RRP $24.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • 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

    9781742537351

    September 14, 2012

    Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

    168 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Tim Winton

The Boy Behind the Curtain
Island Home
Eyrie
Breath
Dirt Music
Blueback
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 Turning
The Riders
Cloudstreet the Screenplay
Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir
In the Winter Dark
Shallows
Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo
The Bugalugs Bum Thief: Aussie Bites
The Deep
Scission
That Eye, The Sky
An Open Swimmer
Jesse

Recommendations

Crimes of the Father
Men Without Women
Into the Water
No Middle Name
Best Laid Plans
The Woolgrower's Companion
The Traitorâ??s Girl
After You
Lake Hill
The Light Between Oceans
Congo Dawn
The Handmaid's Tale
Anything Is Possible
Dunstan
Outlander
The Good Mother
The French Perfumer
The Mistress
The Course Of Love
Seven Types of Ambiguity