Breath: A Novel
ISBN 10: 0374116342 / 0-374-11634-2
ISBN 13: 9780374116347
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2008
Tim Winton is Australia’s best-loved novelist. His new work, Breath, is an extraordinary evocation of an adolescence spent resisting complacency, testing one’s limits against nature, finding like-minded souls, and discovering just how far one breath will take you. It’s a story of extremes—extreme sports and extreme emotions. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia, two thrillseeking and barely adolescent boys fall into the enigmatic thrall of veteran big-wave surfer Sando. Together they form an odd but elite trio. The grown man initiates the boys into a kind of Spartan ethos, a regimen of risk and challenge, where they test themselves in storm swells on remote and shark-infested reefs, pushing each other to the edges of endurance, courage, and sanity. But where is all this heading? Why is their mentor’s past such forbidden territory? And what can explain his American wife’s peculiar behavior? Venturing beyond all limits—in relationships, in physical challenge, and in sexual behavior—there is a point where oblivion is the only outcome. Full of Winton’s lyrical genius for conveying physical sensation, Breath is a rich and atmospheric coming-of-age tale from one of world literature’s finest storytellers.
BREATH: A Novel (ISBN: 0374116342 / 0-374-11634-2)
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Book Description: Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed and dated May 31, 2008 by author on title page. Author of MINIMUM OF TWO, CLOUDSTREET, THE RIDERS, and DIRT MUSIC, among many others. Winton is considered the preeminent Australian novelist of his generation, and has twice been nominated for the Man Booker Prize. New, unread copy opened only for signing, in new, mylar-protected dust jacket. MODLIT1. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 11946
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