Monday, July 9, 2018
THE SHEPHERD'S HUT by Tim Winton
Farrar Straus and Giroux
June 19, 2018
Jaxie Clackton, a brutalized rural youth who flees from the scene of his father’s violent death and strikes out for the vast wilds of Western Australia. All he carries with him is a rifle and a waterjug. All he wants is peace and freedom. But surviving in the harsh saltlands alone is a savage business. And once he discovers he’s not alone out there, all Jaxie’s plans go awry. He meets a fellow exile, the ruined priest Fintan MacGillis, a man he’s never certain he can trust, but on whom his life will soon depend. is a thrilling tale of unlikely friendship and yearning, at once brutal and lyrical, from one of our finest storytellers.