Literary Agent

An Open Swimmer

by Tim Winton

Jerra and his best mate, Sean, set off in a beaten-up 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, Jewell or the bush. They think he needs a job but what Jerra is searching for is far more elusive. Only the sea, and perhaps the old man who lives in the shack beside it, can help.

Australian Vogel Award 1981

  • Year of Publication: 1982
  • Genre: Literature
  • Audience: Adult