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Issue Details: First known date: 2023... 2023 Prodigal Forgiveness in Tim Winton’s The Turning
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'In 2004, celebrated Australian author Tim Winton released The Turning, a popular, award-winning, and critically acclaimed short story cycle1. Winton is renowned for his attention to issues of masculinity in his fiction (O’Reilly 2014) (Grogan 2014) — and non-fiction (Winton, The Masculine Mystique 1994) — and for being a Christian who writes about religious themes (Dixon 2005) (Grogan 2014, 203). Whether intentionally or not, I believe Winton brings religious themes and masculinity issues together in The Turning through a reframing of the Bible’s Prodigal Son parable from chapter fifteen of Luke’s Gospel.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Westerly vol. 68 no. 2 2023 27359848 2023 periodical issue 'A vivid memory, for me, from the launch of our previous issue, is of standing in front of a room full of people and of feeling slightly overwhelmed at the prospect of having to say something — very soon. Tony Hughes-d’Aeth had just launched the Magazine, and we were in the middle of celebrating Catherine Noske’s editorship. I was standing alongside Josephine Taylor and Melissa Kruger. And I knew I had to find some small words to pay just tribute to Kate’s work. None were coming. The notes I’d made didn’t feel right.' (Editorial introduction) 2023 pg. 161-174
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  • The Turning Tim Winton , 2004 selected work short story
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