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Dirt Music

by Tim Winton

Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn’t love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Her days have fallen into domestic tedium and social isolation. One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she looks up from the computer screen to see a shadow lurking on the beach below, and a dangerous new element enters her life. Luther Fox, the local poacher. Jinx. Outcast. So begins an unlikely alliance. It’s a journey across landscapes within and without, about the music that sometimes arises from the dust.

Miles Franklin Award, 2002
West Australian Premier’s Award 2002
Christina Stead Award (NSW Premier’s Award) 2002
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2002

Film rights: Phil Noyce, Rumbalara Productions

  • Year of Publication: 2001
  • Genre: Literature
  • Audience: Adult