An Open Swimmer

Author(s): Tim Winton

Modern & Contemporary Literature

Jerra and his best mate Sean set off in a beaten-up old VW to go camping on the coast. Jerra's friends and family want to know when he will finish university, when he will find a girl. But they don't understand about Sean's mother, Jewel, or the bush or the fish with the pearl. They think he needs a job, but what Jerra is searching for is more elusive. Only the sea, and perhaps the old man who lives in a shack beside it, can help. An Open Swimmer is a remarkable first novel by one of Australia's most loved and respected writers.


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Tim Winton has published twenty-six books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows,Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia. Find out more on Facebook

General Fields

  • : 9780140274028
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : November 1997
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 13mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tim Winton
  • : Tim Winton
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  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 192
  • : 192
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