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Tim Winton : That Eye, the Sky

Author: Tim Winton
Title: That Eye, the Sky
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Date: 1998
ISBN: 0140274049
Publisher: Penguin
Weight: 0.3 pounds
Size: 4.9 x 7.3 x 0.4 inches
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Reviews: Kath (Japan) (2008/04/29):
In this modern Australian classic, award-winning author Tim Winton tells the story of young Ort Flack and his struggle to come to grips with the forces pulling his family apart. An extraordinary snapshot of boyhood, That Eye, the Sky is also a powerful exploration of the nature of hope and faith.

Ort doesn't have a bad life. He mucks around with his best pal, Fat Cherry; he wonders what his sister Tegwyn's so mad about and why his grandma's disappeared inside herself; he looks up at the sky and thinks it's like a big blue eye looking right back at him. But when Dad isn't back from work when he's supposed to be and a strange car pulls into the drive, Ort's life is thrown into turmoil. Suddenly, Mum doesn't seem as strong as she used to, Fat starts saying bad things, and the stranger knocking on the door seems to know an awful lot about the Flacks.

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