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Blueback is an achingly beautiful story about family, belonging, and living a life in tune with the environment, from Tim Winton, one of Australia's best-loved authors. Abel Jackson's boyhood belongs to a vanishing world. On an idyllic stretch of coast whose waters teem with fish, he lives a simple, tough existence. It's just him and his mother in the house at Longboat Bay, but Abel has friends in the sea, particularly the magnificent old groper he meets when diving.
As the years pass, things change, but one thing seems to remain constant: the greed of humans. When the modern world comes to his patch of sea, Abel wonders what can stand in its way. Blueback is a deceptively simple allegory about a boy who matures through fortitude and who finds wisdom through living in harmony with all forms of life.
Tim Winton. Tim Winton has published twenty-nine books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He lives in Western Australia. Tim Winton is determined to convince us of the preciousness of our oceans not through lectures but through his characters' steady wonder. Our Lists. Buy from….
View all online retailers Find local retailers. About the Author Tim Winton Tim Winton has published twenty-nine books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Read more. Also by Tim Winton. Related titles. Undercover Princess. The Handmaid's Tale. To Kill A Mockingbird. Love, Simon.
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An achingly beautiful story about family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, from one of Australia's best-loved authors, Tim Winton. Abel Jackson has lived by the sea at Longboat Bay ever since he could remember. He helps his mother each day and loves to dive. One day he meets Blueback, the biggest and most beautiful fish he's ever seen. When Abel's mother is approached by developers she decides she must do something to protect their fragile piece of coastline, But can Abel and his mother save Blueback and Longboat Bay in time? An achingly beautiful story about family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, from one of Australia's best-loved authors.
Blueback is a short novel by the Australian author Tim Winton. First published in , it has been translated into Italian, Dutch and Japanese. If the sea is ultimately where we come from, and it seems we did, then it's our source, our ancestral life and we are obliged to nourish it. This is a superb modern Australian classic for every child and adult.
This is a little fable by Tim Winton, and even though I really don't like Tim Winton, or his writing style, I liked this book. I really don't want to go into too much detail because it's almost a I thought that blue back was a heart touching book that was about a boy growing up near the sea and he has this amazing relationship with a groper a great big blue fish as hey both grow up. Tim Winton. Blueback is an achingly beautiful story about family, belonging, and living a life in tune with the environment, from Tim Winton, one of Australia's best-loved authors.