Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Parrett, Favel, author

Title Past the shallows / Favel Parrett
Published Sydney : Hachette Australia, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  827.04 P2592 A6/P  AVAILABLE
 MELB  827.04 P2592 A6/P  AVAILABLE
 MELB  827.04 P2592 A6/P  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL  827.04 P2592 A6/P  AVAILABLE
Description 254 pages ; 22 cm
regular print
Summary Brothers Joe, Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone fisherman, on the south-east coast of Tasmania. Everyday their dad battles the unpredictable ocean to make a living. He is a hard man, a bitter drinker who harbours a devastating secret that is destroying him. Unlike Joe, Harry and Miles are too young to leave home and so are forced to live under the dark cloud of their father's mood, trying to stay as invisible as possible whenever he is home. Harry, the youngest, is the most vulnerable and it seems he bears the brunt of his father's anger.
Audience General
Notes Shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award
Winner, ABIA Newcomer of the Year (debut writer) , 2012
Subject Australian fiction -- 21st century.
Australian fiction.
Families -- Australia -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Australia -- Fiction.
Fishing stories.
Tasmania -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fishing fiction.
ISBN 9780733626579 (paperback)