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Past the Shallows

Past the Shallows (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Parrett, Favel

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If you read only one book this year, make sure it s this ( The Sunday Times, London): An award-winning debut novel from a rising star in Australia a hauntingly beautiful story about the bond of brotherhood and the fragility of youth.Joe, Miles, and Harry, are growing up on the re...mote southern coast of Tasmania, a stark, untamed landscape swathed by crystal blue waters. Their lives are shaped by their father s moods: Like the ocean he fishes, he is wild and unpredictable, warped by a devastating secret. Every day their dad battles the unpredictable ocean to make a living. Harry, the youngest, is the most vulnerable and it seems he bears the brunt of his father s anger. Unlike Joe, Harry and Miles are too young to leave home and are forced to live under the dark cloud of their father s mood, trying to stay as invisible as possible whenever he is home. Miles tries his best to watch out for Harry, but he can t be there all the time. Often alone, Harry finds joy in the small treasures he discovers by the edge of the sea shark eggs, cuttlefish bones, and the friendship of a mysterious neighbor. But sometimes small treasures, or a brother s love, are not enough Vividly rendered in gorgeous, spare prose, Past the Shallows is Wintonesque ( Herald Sun, Australia).
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ISBN 9781476754871
Released NZ 22 Apr 2014
Publisher Washington Square Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781476754871
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Washington Square Press
Imprint Washington Square Press
Released 22 Apr 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Parrett, Favel
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 253
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 823.4
Weight 218g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fathers and sons, Brothers, Fishers, Tasmania
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade