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The Riders

The Riders

Tim Winton depicts the panoramic tragedy of Scully, a ruddy, working-class fellow in Ireland whose wife, Jennifer, disappears suddenly and mysteriously after he has a ghostly vision of twenty horsemen one winter night. Scully’s seven-year-old daughter, Billy, may have witnessed Jennifer’s disappearance, but has been rendered mute by the ordeal. Clues lead Scully and his daughter on a quest that covers Greece, Italy, Paris, and Amsterdam, as Scully slowly accepts his failure along with the idea that some things will never be known.


About the Author

Tim Winton

Tim Winton is the author of numerous books, including novels, a collection of stories, non-fiction and books for children. His novel, Cloudstreet, won the Banjo Award and the Miles Franklin Award in Australia. The theatrical adaptation of Cloudstreet has been a major international success.

Tim Winton’s novel, The Riders, was shortlisted for the 1995 Booker Prize as was Dirt Music (which was awarded The Miles Franklin Award in Australia) in 2002.

Tim Winton was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1960 and still lives there.

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