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Top 40 Book Club : December 2008
Breath TIM WINTON Breath is Winton’s first novel in seven years and won The Age Book of the ‘ Year award for Fiction in 2008 ’ This coming of age story is set in a small coastal town in Western Australia. The story is told through the eyes of Bruce Pike, known as Pikelet. Adolescent Pikelet and his friend Loonie fall in with veteran surfer Sando. Sando recognises their wildness and teaches the boys to surf, encouraging a fierce competitiveness between them. The thrill seeking that results pushes them all to the edge of endurance, courage and danger. 31