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Shallows

Author: Tim Winton
Publisher: Sydney : George Allen & Unwin, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the south coast of Western Australia a battle has begun. Conservationists and whalers confront each other on the seas, townspeople bicker and connive in the streets, while in the midst of it all, a marriage collapses and an old man, stalked by death, flees his past and the God of his forefathers.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Winton
ISBN: 0868617938 9780868617930
OCLC Number: 29006597
Description: xi, 235 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Tim Winton.

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On the south coast of Western Australia a battle has begun. Conservationists and whalers confront each other on the seas, townspeople bicker and connive in the streets, while in the midst of it all, a marriage collapses and an old man, stalked by death, flees his past and the God of his forefathers.

Whales have always been the life-force of Angelus, a small town on the south coast of Western Australia. Their annual passinig defines the rythms of a life where little changes, and the town depends on their carcasses. So when the battle begins on the beaches outside the town, and when Queenie Cookson, a local girl, joins the Greenies to make amends for the crimes of her whaling ancestors, it can only throw everything into chaos.

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