By: Tim Winton
Genre: Short story
Description: In the 1980s Tim Winton made his mark with tough, spare stories about youth and promise, of early parenthood and the challenges of loyalty. Twenty years later, he returned to the form with 'The Turning', 17 overlapping stories of second thoughts and mid-life regret set in the brooding small-town world of coastal Western Australia. Here are turnings of all kinds - changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours - where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they've made for themselves. Much acclaimed, this tough, tender and elegiac collection is the biggest selling collection of stories from Australia in modern times.