The Riders

Tim Winton

1995 Short-listed

Man Booker Prize

1995 Winner

Commonwealth Foundation Writer's Prize for Best Book

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Picador

9781509871117
368
Synopsis

Fred Scully is determined to carve a new life for himself and his young family in Ireland. For months he has laboured alone to make their dilapidated cottage habitable, and now his wife and child are coming to meet him: this will be their fresh start. But when he arrives at the airport to collect them, only his small daughter steps off the plane . . .

So begins Tim Winton's The Riders. This is Scully’s desperate journey across Europe, trying to track down the wife he comes to realize he didn’t know.

In the media
A brilliant reflection on the instability of personality and memory, written in page-turning style

Daily Telegraph

An intricate, magnificently readable novel

Sunday Telegraph

Makes the senses jump. Concentrated, passionate, invigorating

Independent