From the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of Dirt Music and Cloudstreet comes an outstanding work of fiction - one of the publishing events of the year Tim Winton is undisputedly one of the finest storytellers working in the English language. Now he gives us seventeen brilliant, overlapping stories of second thoughts and mid-life regret - extraordinary tales of ordinary people from ordinary places. Here are turnings of all kinds - changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours - where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they've made for themselves. Brilliantly crafted, and as tender as it is confronting, The Turning dissects and celebrates the moments when the light shines through.
Tim Winton was born in Perth in 1960. He is the author of fifteen books, including novels, a collection of stories, non-fiction and books for children. His first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian /Vogel Award. Cloudstreet won the Banjo Award and the Miles Franklin Award in Australia and the Deo Gloria Prize in England, and has been successfully adapted for the theatre. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize twice, for The Riders (1995) and Dirt Music (2002).