Dirt Music by Tim Winton
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. Leached of all confidence, she spends her days in isolated tedium and her nights in a blur of vodka self-recrimination. One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she sees, a shadow drifting up the beach below – a loner called Luther Fox, with danger in his wake.
Tim Winton’s classic love song to land and place, full of unforgettable characters, is now a feature film starring Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Macdonald and David Wenham.