Publisher: Picador, London
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First British.
Fine/Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001194
Filled with the lyrical genius that has earned Winton international acclaim and a loyal readership worldwide, Breath is the coming-of-age story of two thrill-seeking boys who surf for danger of all kinds on the untamed coast of Western Australia. As the two boys fall under the thrall of Sando, a veteran big-wave surfer, and his enigmatic wife, Eva, the two adults initiate the boys into forbidden worlds of peril, testing the boundaries of athleticism, friendship, sexuality and mortality.
Breath is a story about the wildness of youth?the lust for excitement and terror, the determination to be extraordinary, the wounds that heal and those that don?t?and about learning to live with its passing.
P.S. to include
· extended author biography
· essay about the pleasure and power of surfing
· in-depth interview with Winton about his writing career, his experience of nearly drowning and much more. . .
Breath is a story of risk, of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia, two thrill-seeking teenage boys fall under the spell of a veteran big-wave surfer named Sando. Their mentor urges them into a regiment of danger and challenge, and the boys test themselves and each other on storm swells and over shark-haunted reefs. The boys give no thought to what they could lose, or to the demons that drive their mentor on into ever-greater danger. Venturing beyond all caution--in sports, relationships, and sex--each character approaches a point from which none of them will return undamaged.
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