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Shallows

Winton, Tim

ISBN 10: 0689118066 / ISBN 13: 9780689118067
Published by Atheneum Books, 1986
Used Condition: Very Good Minus Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate decal on title page (signature only). Ex-Lib copy with usual defects, rear end page missing. $14.95 price present on DJ flap. Author's second book. Bookseller Inventory # 008218

Bibliographic Details

Title: Shallows

Publisher: Atheneum Books

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good Minus

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Minus

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

In the whaling town of Angelus, Australia, Queenie Cookson joins the antiwhaling group while her father, Daniel Coupar, tortured by the secret knowledge held in the missing pages of his grandfather's whaling journal, wages his own war of memories and regrets

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Shallows is set in a small whaling town in Western Australia, where land-based whaling has been a tradition for over 150 years. When Queenie Cookson decides to join an antiwhaling protest group, she defies her husband, her ancestry, and her community. Winner of the prestigious Miles Franklin Award in Australia, this eloquent and moving novel speaks with immediacy and passion of the conflict between the values of a closeknit, traditional society and the evolving mores of the wider world.

"The world here, the rainy, closed, quiet, claustrophobic world of the southern beach town just a long stone's throw away from Antarctica, is perfectly evoked. . . . The elegance of language, the grandeur of the nature being described . . . all this is dazzling, dazzling. It makes the heart pound."--Carolyn See, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Animating all 150 years of the settlement's history, [this novel] carries the symbolic weight of its subject matter--of whales and water and meaning of life--as lightly as a wind off the sea. . . . Shallows deserves to find a permanent place as a major work of Australian literature."--Elizabeth Ward, Washington Post Book World

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