One hundred and fifty years after the establishment of land-based whaling in Australia, its last outpost is Angelus, a small town already struggling for survival.
Long-dormant passions are awakened by the arrival of the conservationists, who threaten the town's livelihood and disturb the fragile peace under which its inhabitants live. `Full of strikingly described action . . . an imaginative reconstruction of primitive whaling and the personal suffering involved . . . Tim Winton, in this admirable novel, deals with pride, loneliness, longing for love and the struggle between nostalgic heroes and the heroism of compassion' The Times `All this is dazzling, dazzling.
It makes the heart pound' Los Angeles Times `A moving and powerful elegy . . . Winton writes vividly, and with courage, about serious matters in a cynical world' Observer `A major work by anyone's standards . . . mysterious, painful and beautiful' Washington Post
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 10/05/1991
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330319645