Now a major film starring Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Rose Byrne. Each of these overlapping stories centres on a transformation; together they form the bestselling Australian collection of the last three decades. Tim Winton's characters are people we're familiar with - their struggles and small triumphs are our own. Here they change in ways that are sometimes vast, sometimes indistinct, but every story illuminates things we take for granted. Even as some of these lives turn from expansive hope to defeated middle-age, there's a sense of greater possibility, fuelled by the great turning of time itself.