A page-turning heartbreaker – The Shepherd’s Hut, the new novel from Tim Winton
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Fierce and lyrical, The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton is a story of survival, solitude and unlikely friendship.
Most of all it is about what it takes to keep hope alive in a parched and brutal world.
‘A page-turning heartbreaker’ – Emma Donoghue, author of Room
‘Wonderful. Brutal, agonising, tender’ – Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit
For years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing. No one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for.
And so Jaxie runs. There’s just one person in the world who understands him, but to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands of Western Australia. It is a place that harbours criminals and threatens to kill those who haven’t reckoned with its hot, waterless vastness. This is a journey only a dreamer – or a fugitive – would attempt.
In the media
‘A master novelist at the very peak of their craft. Full of heart and life and beauty, it’s a book with Australian dirt under its fingernails. I am jealous of anyone who gets to read him for the first time.’ – Evie Wyld, author of All The Birds, Singing
‘A novel that reminds us what fiction can do. Here is a voice that digs into your viscera and changes you from the inside. This is fiction in the raw.’ – Ross Raisin, author of God’s Own Country