Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Eyrie by Tim Winton
A disillusioned environmentalist, Tom Keely is barely hanging on as his life grows increasingly moldy. He is making do in a small flat in a high-rise in Fremantle, Australia, when an old childhood acquaintance moves in next door. What’s worse, she has baggage -- and a past she is escaping from as well. As Tom gets sucked into a messy whirlpool of social obligations, he begins clutching at straws to save them all from the morass. Winton’s brilliant way with dialog and plotting are in full force in this novel which raises large existentialist questions without ever losing a beat.