Sam Carmody is a real literary talent, with an artist's inquiring mind and a natural feel for the beauty and toughness of language. Charlotte Wood, author of the award-winning The Natural Way of Things
A young fisherman is missing from the crayfish boats in the West Australian town of Stark. There's no trace at all of Elliot, there hasn't been for some weeks and Paul, his younger brother, is the only one who seems to be active in the search. Taking Elliot's place on the boat skippered by their troubled cousin, Paul soon learns how many opportunities there are to get lost in those many thousands of kilometres of lonely coastline.
Fierce, evocative and memorable, this is an Australian story set within an often wild and unforgiving sea, where mysterious influences are brought to bear on the inhospitable town and its residents.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Part mystery, part family drama, Sam Carmody’s evocative debut features characters whose interior lives are as turbulent as the frothy seas of the book’s setting. Heading off in search of his missing brother Elliot, protagonist Paul must contend with sharks, bikies and gun-toting miscreants, not to mention his surly cousin, crayfish boat captain Jake. Set along the treacherous waters of Western Australia, The Windy Season pulses with a forceful energy that makes you feel as though you’re reading with sea spray in your face.
Windy waste of time
Well written novel , where almost nothing happens, multitudes of musings about life from uninteresting characters with too much time on their hands .Nothing is resolved , have I missed something?