Once an ambitious, altruistic environmentalist, Tom Keely now finds himself broke, embroiled in scandal, and struggling to piece together some semblance of a life. Just before he descends completely into pills and sorrow, Keely encounters his childhood friend Gemma and her grandson, who are desperate for protection from a brutal blackmailer. If he is to save them, Keely will need to summon reserves of strength that he may no longer even possess. Called "dark but dazzling" (NYTBR), this 2014 novel is by the two-time Man Booker Prize–nominated author of Scission and Cloudstreet.
"Fans of Mr. Winton will expect lucid characterization and atmospheric prose; the author finds poetry in the grimmest scenes. Eyrie has all this plus a page-turning narrative that tumbles inexorably towards its ending. This is Tim Winton in searingly good form."—The Economist