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Rising Water  

Rising Water $20.90 ex GST
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Living aboard neighbouring boats in a crowded marina, Col, Baxter and Jackie are middle-aged fringe-dwellers. Each of them nurses secret wounds and anxieties, and although their vessels are ocean-going craft, none seems likely to ever leave the safe confines of the harbour. They are hiding from the world behind and beyond.

On Australia Day, drunk, lost and angry, a young English backpacker called Dee turns up on the jetty and her arrival unleashes chaos. Suddenly no secret is safe, nothing is fixed. As the nation celebrates, the cosy fantasy of safety from the past is blown open in a funny, bitter torrent of loose talk.

  • Winton’s capacity to write stirring, fluent theatre dialogue shines through... Rising Water charts new territory: every word is pure Winton.  The Australian

Cast : 8M, 2F - including 1 boy (doubling required)
Performance Rights : Jenny Darling & Associates -

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-941-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB


TIM WINTON ’s literary reputation was established early when his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the 1981 Australian Vogel Award; his second novel Shallows won the Miles Franklin Award in 1984; and his third book, Scission, a collection of short stories, won the West Australian Council Literary Award in 1985. He has had countless literary successes, but perhaps it is his fifth novel, Cloudstreet, that he is best known for. It is the story of two working-class families rebuilding their lives, and was a huge literary and commercial success. It has been a bestseller since its publication in 1991 and was recently voted the most popular Australian novel by the Australian Society of Authors. Cloudstreet was adapted for the stage by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo, and published by Currency Press. It played to sell-out houses around Australia and in Zurich, London and Dublin in 1999. It toured internationally again in 2001, playing in London, New York and Washington.