The shepherd's hut / Tim Winton.Publisher: [Melbourne, Victoria] Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 266 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143786115; 0143786113Subject(s): Young men -- Fiction | Desert survival -- Western Australia -- Fiction | Psychological fiction | Survival -- Fiction | Solitude -- Fiction | Life change events -- Fiction | Australian fiction | Desert survival -- Fiction | Western Australia -- FictionGenre/Form: Australian fiction | Psychological fiction. | Domestic fiction. DDC classification: A823.4
For years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing. No one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. And so Jaxie runs. There's just one person in the world who understands him, but to reach her he'll have to cross the vast saltlands of Western Australia. It is a place that harbours criminals and threatens to kill those who haven't reckoned with its hot, waterless vastness. This is a journey only a dreamer - or a fugitive - would attempt.