The Riders

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After traveling through Europe for two years, Scully and his wife Jennifer wind up

in Ireland, and on a mystical whim of Jennifer's, buy an old farmhouse which

stands in the shadow of a castle. While Scully spends weeks alone renovating

in Ireland, and on a mystical whim of Jennifer's, buy an old farmhouse which

stands in the shadow of a castle. While Scully spends weeks alone renovating the

old house, Jennifer returns to Australia to liquidate their assets. When Scully

arrives at Shannon Airport to pick up Jennifer and their seven-year-old daughter,

Billie, it is Billie who emerges -- alone. There is no note, no explanation, not so

much as a word from Jennifer, and the shock has left Billie speechless. In that

instant, Scully's life falls to pieces.

The Riders is a superbly written and a darkly haunting story of a lovesick man in

a vain search for a vanished woman. It is a powerfully accurate account of

marriage today, of the demons that trouble relationships, of resurrection found in

the will to keep going, in the refusal to hold on, to stand still. The Riders is also a

moving story about the relationship between a loving man and his tough, bright

daughter.

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Ha scritto il 23/10/08
Tim Winton is, I believe, one of the very best Australian contemporary writers. His style is distinctive. His descriptions of the Australian way of life, its people and landscapes are so vivid you think you are "living" inside the book. It is my m
Ha scritto il 31/05/08
Haunting.
This story can be summed up in a few words: a man searches for his missing wife, daughter in tow. The book is more, so much more. I can recount the plot for it is simple, the settings I can list off for there are many, I can even outline the progre

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