Literary Agent

That Eye the Sky

by Tim Winton

Ort doesn’t have a bad life. He mucks around with his best pal, Fat Cherry; he wonders what his sister Tegwyn’s so mad about and why his grandma’s disappeared inside herself; he looks up at the sky and thinks it’s like a big blue eye looking right back at him. But when Dad isn’t back from work when he’s supposed to be and a strange car pulls into the drive, Ort’s life is thrown into turmoil. Suddenly, Mum doesn’t seem as strong as she used to, Fat starts saying bad things, and the stranger knocking on the door seems to know an awful lot about the Flacks.

Film: directed by John Ruane, starring Peter Coyote and Lisa Harrow; Jury Prize Venice Film Festival
Adapted for the stage by Richard Roxburgh and Justin Monjo

  • Year of Publication: 1986
  • Genre: Literature
  • Audience: Adult