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Dirt Music (2001)

by Tim Winton

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Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Her days have fallen into domestic tedium and social isolation. Her nights are a blur of vodka and pointless loitering in cyberspace. Leached of all confidence, Georgie has lost her way; she barely recognises herself. In prose as haunting and beautiful as its western setting, Dirt Music confirms Tim Winton's status as one of the finest novelists of his generation.… (more)
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    Still Here by Linda Grant (wandering_star)
    wandering_star: I'm pairing these books because they both centre around bolshy, bold women in their forties, although Georgie (in Dirt Music) has suffered a loss of confidence. They are also both very good books!
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A great read. ( )
  SteveMcI | Dec 14, 2023 |
KUNUNURRA KUNUNURRA KUNUNURRA KUNUNURRA KUNUNURRA KUNUNURRA KUNUNURRA ( )
  bradbaines | Mar 4, 2022 |
Eh, twang. Boab. Fish. not a win-ton. ( )
  jaydenmccomiskie | Sep 27, 2021 |
Really hooked me at the start and really lost me in the last 100 pages ( )
  Amzzz | Oct 16, 2020 |
Did this one on audio. Enjoyed it until we got to the ham-handed ending metaphor of how the 2 characters 'saved' each other. ( )
  jldarden | Aug 25, 2020 |
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There is a solitude of space
A solitude of sea
A solitude of death, but these
Society shall be
Compared with that profounder site
That polar privacy
A soul admitted to itself---
Finite infinity.

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One night in November, another that had somehow become morning while she sat there, Georgie Jutland looked up to see her pale and furious face reflected in the window.
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Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Her days have fallen into domestic tedium and social isolation. Her nights are a blur of vodka and pointless loitering in cyberspace. Leached of all confidence, Georgie has lost her way; she barely recognises herself. In prose as haunting and beautiful as its western setting, Dirt Music confirms Tim Winton's status as one of the finest novelists of his generation.

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