'A love letter to the sea and a moving coming-of-age story . . . Rapturous' "Sunday Telegraph"
'Breath has the sensibility and reach of an epic' " Scotland on Sunday "
'Full of fizz and a vital poetry of sun, sand, sea and air' " Independent on Sunday"
'"Breath" has the urgent clarity of a story that needed to be told' "Guardian" less
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Renata Salecl Tim Winton’s Breath. It’s a novel about a main character Bruce ‘Pikelet’, who as a teenager becomes obsessed with surfing, and who, with his friend ‘Loonie’, starts observing an old surfer, Sando, who used to be an ideal in their little town, and who knows how to catch the best wave. The whole story is really about the enjoyment one finds in transgressing the boundary between life and death, and coming close to death but not dying. It starts with the boys trying to be underwater as long as possible and afterwards it becomes an obsession of going to the edge in many ways. Loonie becomes more... (Source)