Eyrie – Tim Winton

The darker side of life in Western Australia – the environmental impact of the mining boom, and local government’s connivance with it blinkered by lure of filthy lucre; the attempts of a mother to keep her six year old grandson free from the violent threats posed by his druggie parents, and the decisions of social services; and the relentless descent to rock bottom by our narrator Tom Keely, a disgraced environmental activist hooked on pain killers and booze, who repeatedly and relentlessly fails to find his feet despite his family’s love and support.

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Guardian Reviews – Eyrie by Tim Winton – Michael Williams, 1 November 2013 and Eyrie by Tim Winton – Evie Wyld 30 May 2014