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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 14, 2012 - Fiction - 168 pages
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Tim Winton's first collection of stories deals with men, women and children whose lives are coming apart and whose hearts are breaking. These spare, jagged stories, in which people struggle with change and disintegration, are vintage Winton.

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User Review  - BlackSheepDances - LibraryThing

Thanks to an online friend in Australia, I have a link to some hard to find Winton novels to complete my collection. Yay! Scission came in the mail today. It's his first collection of short stories ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adrianburke1 - LibraryThing

Only read the first story but that was enough to award high marks. Well written so that you are with the child and yet also outside looking on. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Tim Winton was born in 1960 in Western Australia. He attended a Creative Writing Course at Curtin University in Perth, and it was there that he began his first novel, An Open Swimmer. It was entered for The Australian/Vogel Award in 1981 and won. His other works include Shallows, which won the Miles Franklin Award in 1984; The Riders Winton, which won the Miles Franklin Award in 1992; and Island Home: A Landscape Memoir, the winner of the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards General nonfiction book of the year. The Boy Behind the Curtain was published in 2016 and is on the bestsellers list. His books also include The Shepherd's Hut, published March 2018.

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