by Tim Winton
Fred Scully waits at the arrival gate of an international airport, anxious to see his wife and seven-year-old daughter. After two years in Europe they are finally settling down. He sees a new life before them, a stable outlook again, a fresh start, a cottage in the Irish countryside that he’s renovated by hand. He’s waited, sweated on this reunion. He does not like to be alone – he’s that kind of man.
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize
Film rights; Peninsular Media, UK
- Year of Publication: 1994
- Genre: Literature
- Audience: Adult