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Stunning novel, the author's finest, and this is the finest collectable example. Signed on the title page, boldly, in black ink, and a perfect unread copy. Jacket protected. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-8887582600
Inhaltsangabe: Bruce Pike, or ‘Pikelet’, has lived all his short life in a tiny sawmilling town from where the thundering sea can be heard at night. He longs to be down there on the beach, amidst the pounding waves, but for some reason his parents forbid him. It’s only when he befriends Loonie, the local wild boy, that he finally defies them. Intoxicated by the treacherous power of the sea and by their own youthful endurance, the two boys spurn all limits and rules, and fall into the company of adult mentors whose own addictions to risk take them to places they could never have imagined. Caught up in love and friendship and an erotic current he cannot resist, Pikelet faces challenges whose effects will far outlast his adolescence. Breath is the story of lost youth recollected: its attractions, its compulsions, its moments of heartbreak and of madness. A young man learns what it is to be extraordinary, how to push himself, mind and body, to the limit in terrible fear and exhilaration, and how to mask the emptiness of leaving such intensity – in love and in life – behind. Told with the immediacy and grace so characteristic of Tim Winton, Breath is a mesmeric novel by a writer at the height of his powers.
Críticas: "Plunge into this novel and you, too, will be pulled under."--"The Miami Herald ""Stunning in the depth of its audacity . . . limitlessly beautiful prose."--"The Washington Post Book World ""Darkly exhilarating . . . a tautly gorgeous meditation on the inescapable human addiction to 'the monotony of drawing breath, ' whether you want to or not."--"The New York Times Book Review ""Both a hymn to the beauty of flying on water and a sober assessment of the costs of losing one's balance, in every sense of the word."--"The New Yorker "
Verlag: Picador London
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New
Signiert: Signed by Author(s)
Auflage: 1st Edition....
Buchbeschreibung Picador, London UK, 2008. Hard Cover. Zustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. First Edition. A fine unread 1st impression in a fine dustwrapper, Signed and dated (26 May 2008) by the Author on the title page. Signed promotional fold-out advance sampler present. Signed by Author. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 004130
Buchbeschreibung Picador, Great Britain, 2008. Hard Cover. Zustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. First Edition. A true UK first edition / first printing, with the full numberline 135798642 on the copyright page. Signed by the author in black ink, with no date or dedication. An excellent copy of this Booker-shortlisted novel, by one of Australia's leading writers. Not price-clipped. Never read. Absolutely perfect. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and store them out of sunlight. Signed by Author. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 000348
Buchbeschreibung Picador. First English edition, London, 2008. Hardcover/Hardback. Zustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. Signed by the author. Very fine in dustwrapper. signed by author. book. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 47091
Buchbeschreibung Picador, London, United Kingdom, 2008. Hardcover. Zustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This is a true first edition, first printing (first impression) with '1' and a full numberline on the copyright page. New and unread. Signed, Lined and Dated by the Author Tim Winton to the title page.[We came sweeping up the tree lined boulevard with siren and lights. Tim Winton, 24 may, 2008] also laid in is the sample promotional chapter. A collectors copy. Signed by Author(s). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 005999
Buchbeschreibung Picador, London, 2008. Hard Cover. Zustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First British. Fine/Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 001194