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That Eye, the Sky
is a 1986 novel
A novel is a book of long narrative in literary prose. The genre has historical roots both in the fields of the medieval and early modern romance and in the tradition of the novella. The latter supplied the present generic term in the late 18th century....
by award-winning Australia
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n author Tim Winton
Timothy John "Tim" Winton , is an Australian novelist and short story writer.-Life:Winton was born in Perth, Western Australia, but moved at a young age to the regional city of Albany....
. It follows a 13 year old boy ("Ort") coping with life in a small country town after his father has a serious car-related incident involving the smashing of two large bodies of steel. Ort struggles with understanding the world that surrounds him and he experiences life's challenges which helps him grow with atheism and knowledge. Ort is very worried about his family and thinks something is going to happen to them, he has a mind like no other 13-year-old teenager.