2004. First edition. A very good copy with light rubbing to the board edges, age tanning to the edges of the text block and a previous owners name to the front free endpaper. The d/w is also very good with some edge wear.
From the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of Dirt Music comes an outstanding work of fiction that will resonate with readers everywhere.Here are turnings of all kinds €" changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours €" where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they've made for themselves. Beautifully crafted, and as tender as they are confronting, these elegiac stories examine the darkness and frailty of ordinary people and celebrate the moments when the light shines through. €ŒAs a collection of short stories [The Turning] is magnificent, but it also transcends its form and makes a breathtakingly beautiful and challenging novel.€¥ €" Australian Bookseller & Publisher €ŒPlot and prose combine to create what might just come close to being the perfect Australian novel.€¥ €" Herald Sun