The Shepherd's HutBook - 2018
In The Shepherds Hut, Winton crafts the story of Jaxie Clackton, a brutalized rural youth who flees from the scene of his fathers 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 hes not alone out there, all Jaxies plans go awry. He meets a fellow exile, the ruined priest Fintan MacGillis, a man hes never certain he can trust, but on whom his life will soon depend. The Shepherds Hut is a thrilling tale of unlikely friendship and yearning, at once brutal and lyrical, from one of our finest storytellers.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2018
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: F Winton
Characteristics: 267 pages ;,22 cm