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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 The Windy Season
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'From an impressive new voice in Australian literature, a novel where safe harbour seems always just out of reach.

'Sam Carmody is a real literary talent, with an artist's inquiring mind and a natural feel for the beauty and toughness of language. Charlotte Wood, author of the award-winning The Natural Way of Things

'A young fisherman is missing from the crayfish boats in the harsh West Australian coastal town of Stark. There's no trace at all of Elliot, there hasn't been for some weeks and Paul, his younger brother, is the only one who seems to be active in the search. Taking Elliot's place on the boat skippered by their troubled cousin, Paul soon learns how many opportunities there are to get lost in those many thousands of kilometres of lonely coastline.

'Fierce, evocative and memorable, this is an Australian story set within an often wild and unforgiving sea, where mysterious influences are brought to bear on the inhospitable town and its residents.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of my grandmother, and first reader, Freda Vines.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 332p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2016

        Brisbane launch at Avid Reader bookstore, West End, Brisbane, 26 August 2016

      ISBN: 9781760111564

Works about this Work

Focus on the After-Effects of Calamity Margot Lloyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 July 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of The Windy Season Sam Carmody 2016 single work novel ; Man in the Corner Nathan Besser 2016 single work novel
Sharks in the Sea, and on the Land Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of The Windy Season Sam Carmody 2016 single work novel
Sam Carmody, The Windy Season SZ , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 July 2016;

— Review of The Windy Season Sam Carmody 2016 single work novel
'The precis of Sam Carmody’s debut novel, The Windy Season, reads like a congeries of Australian Gothic tropes: we have a small town where not everything is as it seems, a missing brother whose disappearance brings to light long-hidden family secrets, and a toxic stew of masculinity, booze and drugs. But while taking equal measures of inspiration from the gritty realism of Christos Tsiolkas and the building menace of Wake in Fright, The Windy Season’s ambition is betrayed by its uneven execution. ...'
[Review Essay] : The Windy Season Alex Cothren , 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 386 2016; (p. 65)
'Boat, pub, boat, pub, boat, pub: in the fictitious Western Australian fishing town of Stark, residents divide their days between these two brutally masculine locales, and readers will be hard-pressed to decide which is bleaker. Is it the crayfish boat, with its ‘pong of bait’ and ‘hostile company of the breeze’, or the rural tavern, where ‘the trebly call of dog racing’ soundtracks the boozing of ‘men who looked scarcely alive’? And what’s worse, to be circled by sharks or surrounded by meth heads; to be tossed about by vicious waves or to have your face carved open by a pint glass? ‘Stark wasn’t the sort of place one stayed long’, we’re told, which begs the obvious retort: who the hell would stay there at all?' (Introduction)
Sam Carmody Hooks a Violent Fishing Town in The Windy Season Emma Young , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 9 September 2016;

— Review of The Windy Season Sam Carmody 2016 single work novel
'In his debut novel, The Windy Season, Australian writer Sam Carmody zeroes in on the unwashed and ominous underbelly of a seaside town. ...'
Sam Carmody, The Windy Season SZ , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 July 2016;

— Review of The Windy Season Sam Carmody 2016 single work novel
'The precis of Sam Carmody’s debut novel, The Windy Season, reads like a congeries of Australian Gothic tropes: we have a small town where not everything is as it seems, a missing brother whose disappearance brings to light long-hidden family secrets, and a toxic stew of masculinity, booze and drugs. But while taking equal measures of inspiration from the gritty realism of Christos Tsiolkas and the building menace of Wake in Fright, The Windy Season’s ambition is betrayed by its uneven execution. ...'
Sharks in the Sea, and on the Land Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of The Windy Season Sam Carmody 2016 single work novel
Focus on the After-Effects of Calamity Margot Lloyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 July 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of The Windy Season Sam Carmody 2016 single work novel ; Man in the Corner Nathan Besser 2016 single work novel
Sam Carmody Hooks a Violent Fishing Town in The Windy Season Emma Young , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 9 September 2016;

— Review of The Windy Season Sam Carmody 2016 single work novel
'In his debut novel, The Windy Season, Australian writer Sam Carmody zeroes in on the unwashed and ominous underbelly of a seaside town. ...'
[Review Essay] : The Windy Season Alex Cothren , 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 386 2016; (p. 65)
'Boat, pub, boat, pub, boat, pub: in the fictitious Western Australian fishing town of Stark, residents divide their days between these two brutally masculine locales, and readers will be hard-pressed to decide which is bleaker. Is it the crayfish boat, with its ‘pong of bait’ and ‘hostile company of the breeze’, or the rural tavern, where ‘the trebly call of dog racing’ soundtracks the boozing of ‘men who looked scarcely alive’? And what’s worse, to be circled by sharks or surrounded by meth heads; to be tossed about by vicious waves or to have your face carved open by a pint glass? ‘Stark wasn’t the sort of place one stayed long’, we’re told, which begs the obvious retort: who the hell would stay there at all?' (Introduction)
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