Minimum of Two

Tim Winton

‘These stories are a wonderful introduction to his quirky fictional world – gutsy, funny, lyrical but unpretentious, with an unerring sense of the transcendent possibilities in ordinary lives’ Independent

Tim Winton’s second short story collection explores the complexity of human relationships through the themes of futility and hope, revenge and redemption, birth and death that twist through each tale in turn, emerging, re-emerging, competing, conflicting. As characters, too, surface and reappear, their lives are slowly, painstakingly revealed. Through frozen moments and stolen glances, their stories – and histories – are told, their emotions exposed, their souls stripped bare. Threaded together by Tim Winton’s haunting prose, the tales in Minimum of Two ultimately offer an optimistic view of the world in which we live.

‘Winton . . . writes with a muscular looseness which is suited perfectly to the people and places he is describing’ The Times

‘The vividness and clarity that Mr Winton responds to in nature are also beautifully embodied in his own writing’ The Economist

 

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033052675301
Published: 08/05/2011

Tim Winton

Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published twenty-one books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-five 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). Active in the environmental movement, he is the Patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. He lives in Western Australia.

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