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Clackton, master butcher in the town of Monkton, used Jaxie as a punching bag.
Jaxie was a bad tempered school delinquent nicknamed "Jaxie Horsemeat" by his peers. In turn, he enjoyed punching students for ill-treating him. Jaxie was currently nursing a black eye given to him during one of Clackton's drunken rages.
Wishing and hoping his dad would die, imagine his shock finding his father crushed under a car Jackson "Jaxie" Clackton, 16 years old, was continually abused by his dad, Sid Clackton.
Wishing and hoping his dad would die, imagine his shock finding his father crushed under a car, Apparently, the vehicle slipped off a high-lift jack in the shed. Fear of being blamed for his father's death caused Jaxie to quickly leave home.
He headed north for Magnet, approximately kilometers from Monkton.
His meager supplies included an Igloo jug, a rifle with ammo, four oranges and a pair of binoculars. Jaxie knew how to hunt and butcher, however, all he had with him for butchering was a butter knife.
His trip plan was as follows: Soon, his Igloo jug was pretty near empty, his bad eye throbbed and his rifle was getting mighty heavy. His trek across the vast Australian Outback was brutal and unforgiving.
He must replenish his water supply, and soon. Finally, he happened upon the hut of Fintan MacGinnis, a singing, loquacious Irishman who claimed that his abode, in the middle of nowhere, was his refuge as well as exile.
Fintan, a mysterious solitary man encouraged Jaxie to stay for a while. Two souls, one starting life's journey while the other's journey winding down, are both damaged individuals. Was any human connection possible? The harshness and brutalities of life were ever present in this novel, be they the unforgiving land or the cruelty of one's fellow man.
The colorful, vernacular language definitely gave "The Shepherd's Hut" a gritty, hardscrabble feel.
As a reader unfamiliar with the writing of Tim Winton, I was unaware that he is one of Australia's most acclaimed authors. I highly recommend this book!Mar 08, · The Shepherd's Hut has 3, ratings and reviews. Angela M said: Even though it was years ago, I remember when I first discovered Tim Winton.
I wou. The Riders, published in , is a rare Winton novel in that its action takes place outside Australia.
Its central character, Scully, awaits the arrival of his wife and child. The Riders, the novel that brought Tim Winton his first Booker Prize shortlisting, charts an odyssey across Europe, a transfixing journey through the underworld of every lover's nightmare.
Fred Scully waits at the arrival gate of an international airport, anxious to see his wife and daughter/5(18). It's mere serendipity that Tim Winton's first novel in five years features a damaged man, and is released just as men's failings hit peak zeitgeist.
The Riders, published in , is a rare Winton novel in that its action takes place outside Australia. Its central character, Scully, awaits the arrival of his wife and child.
The Riders () is a novel by Australian author Tim Winton published in It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in Winton has won several literary awards.