Scission is the first short story collection from acclaimed Australian writer Tim Winton - whose 1995 novel, The Riders, was shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Wonderfully narrated in tense, gravelly tones by Samuel Johnson, the hardscrabble and often bleak stories collected here are lyrically rich in their gritty depictions of struggle, heartache, and human despair. However, hopeful rays of something resembling sunshine do penetrate the pain at times - making Scission a redemptive listen as well. Fans of Tim Winton should also seek out the similarly gritty works of Mississippi writer, Larry Brown.
©1985 Tim Winton; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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