Literary Agent


by Tim Winton

Whales have always been the life-force of Angelus, a small town on the south coast of Western Australia. The town depends on their carcasses and their annual passing defines the rhythms of a life where little changes.

So when the battle begins on the beaches outside the town, and Queenie Cookson, a local girl, joins the Greenies to make amends for the crimes of her whaling ancestors, it can only throw everything into chaos.

Miles Franklin Award 1985

  • Year of Publication: 1984
  • Genre: Literature
  • Audience: Adult