Island Home by Tim Winton
A landscape memoir

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At a time when the Paris agreement on combating climate change is being undermined by our current administration, when wild lands are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the ravages of global warming and fossil fuel development, “Island Home” is more than a memoir. It’s a call to arms that is at once distinctively local and painfully global.
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'I grew up on the world's largest island.'From his childhood, Tim Winton's relationship with the landscape around him - Australia's swamps and bush, rockpools, seacaves and scrub - has been as vital as any other connection. Whether camping in hidden inlets, walking in the high rocky desert fringe, or diving at Ningaloo Reef, Winton has felt the place seep into him - its rhythms, its dangers, its strange sustenance.Island Home is the story of how that relationship with the landscape came to be. Charged with love for the huge, besieging force of Australia's wild spaces, this book is a passionate call for their conservation, a memoir that urges us all to feel the ground beneath our feet. Tim Winton's Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir, is also available from Picador.
 

About Tim Winton

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Tim Winton has published twenty-six books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.
 
Published May 5, 2016 by Picador.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science & Math.
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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Katharine Norbury on May 08 2016

Island Home is a delight to read and a reminder that Australia and the UK are separated by distance and seasons – not to mention our common language...

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Good
Reviewed by Terry tempest Williams on Jun 02 2017

At a time when the Paris agreement on combating climate change is being undermined by our current administration, when wild lands are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the ravages of global warming and fossil fuel development, “Island Home” is more than a memoir. It’s a call to arms that is at once distinctively local and painfully global.

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