As things have been a bit hectic here I have a bit of catching up to do.
First things first. My December reading. One of the books I read would have to be one of my favourite reads for 2019.
Dirt Music by Tim Winton which was a Miles Franklin Award Winner in 2002.
“Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn’t love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Leached of all confidence, she spends her days in isolated tedium and her nights in a blur of vodka and self-recrimination. One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she sees a shadow drifting up on the beach below—a loner called Luther Fox, with danger in his wake.
Full of unforgettable characters, Dirt Music is Tim Winton’s classic love song to land and place.”
Tim Winton has a vast vocabulary, creates intense imagery and writes beautifully about our land, Australia. Here is just a snippet.
My other reads for December were:
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith
That Deadman Dance . . Miles Franklin Winner 2011