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That Eye, the Sky is Tim Winton's luminous novel about a boy's vision of the world beyond, and about finding a way through cataclysm.

That Eye, the Sky is Tim Winton's luminous novel about a boy's vision of the world beyond, and about finding a way through cataclysm.

Ort knows the sky is watching. He knows what it means to watch; he spends long hours listening at doors and peering through cracks. Things are terribly wrong. His father is withering away, his sister is consumed by hatred, his grandmother is all inside herself, and his mother, a flower-child of the 1960s, is brave but helpless. Then a strange man appears at their door.

That Eye, the Sky is a novel about the miraculous power of love, and the blurry distinctions between the natural and the supernatural. All this, and more, begins at the moment the ute driven by Ort Flack's father ploughs into a roadside tree, throwing the whole world out of kilter.


'The best book about a boy I've read since Huckleberry Finn.' Sydney Morning Herald

'A story of generosity, insight and originality.' Weekend Australian

'A wrenching story that proves that love like Ort's can prevail against hell itself.' Publisher's Weekly

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780140274042

    January 5, 1998

    Penguin

    160 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • EBook

    9781742537382

    September 14, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    156 pages

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Also by Tim Winton

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

Recommendations

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