Jerra and his best mate Sean set off in a beaten-up old VW to go camping on the coast. Jerra's friends and family want to know when he will finish university, when he will find a girl. But they don't understand about Sean's mother, Jewel, or the bush or the fish with the pearl. They think he needs a job, but what Jerra is searching for is more elusive. Only the sea, and perhaps the old man who lives in a shack beside it, can help. An Open Swimmer is the remarkable first novel by award-winning author Tim Winton.
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Tim Winton has published twenty 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). He lives in Western Australia.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, Australia, 1982. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First. Tim Winton's first novel, published 1982 and joint winner of the second The Australian/Vogel Literary Award. PO gift inscription to title page, edgewear to boards esp. spine ends and corners, gilt title to sl. slanted spine remains bright. D/W intact with small coffee stain upper edge front panel. Bookseller Inventory # 029296