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The Shepherd's Hut - Tim Winton

The Shepherd's Hut - Tim Winton

Title: The Shepherd’s Hut

Author:  Tim Winton

ISBN:  9781509863877

Weight:  647 g

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The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

The Shepherd’s Hut is an exquisite, brutal coming of age novel.  It tells the story of Jaxie, a boy on the run from his past, and explores the way love and hate combine to form a young man’s beliefs.

For years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home.  His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing.  No one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for.

And so Jaxie runs.  There’s just one person in the world who understands him, but to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands of Western Australia.  It is a place that harbours criminals and threatens to kill those who haven’t reckoned with its hot, waterless vastness.  This is a journey only a dreamer – or a fugitive – would attempt.

Fierce and lyrical, The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton is a story of survival, solitude and unlikely friendship.  Most of all it is about what it takes to keep hope alive in a parched and brutal world.

Peer & Press Reviews

Even a regular Tim Winton novel – if such a thing exists – would knock most other novels into a cocked hat, but The Shepherd’s Hut is Winton at the top of his game, and that’s saying something.  A fierce, pungent, slangy, humdinger of a book, with a real kick in the tail.  Fiction doesn’t get much better than this.

Rupert Thomson, author of Divided Kingdom

Winton’s novel of breaking and mending is a searing, ardent and deeply empathetic dive into the turmoil of a mutilated heart.  I will never be able to unhear the voice of young Jaxie Clackton, plangent and profane, who is destined to become one of the greatest characters in Australian literature.

Geraldine Brooks, author of Year of Wonders

A master novelist at the very peak of their craft.  Full of heart and life and beauty, it’s a book with Australian dirt under its fingernails.  I am jealous of anyone who gets to read him for the first time.

Evie Wyld, author of All The Birds, Singing

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Shepherd’s Hut
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Jacket note On the front of the jacket is a ‘SIGNED COPY’ and ‘Book at Bedtime’ sticker (see image).  Because the paper used for the jacket has a laminate finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THESE as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in title page
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781509863877
ISBN 10 1509863877
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 267
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 143 x 28mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Hank Kordas
Jacket design Ami Smithson, Pan Macmillan Art Department
Jacket photographs Jan O. Schreiber / Galler Stock (landscape)
plainpicture / Glasshouse / Noll Images (figure)

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