Past the Shallows

Still traumatized by their mother's early death, brothers Joe, Miles, and Harry struggle as their abusive and alcoholic father endeavors to earn a living as a fisherman while harboring a dark secret.

Author: Favel Parrett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147675487X

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

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Still traumatized by their mother's early death, brothers Joe, Miles, and Harry struggle as their abusive and alcoholic father endeavors to earn a living as a fisherman while harboring a dark secret.

Past the Shallows

Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone fisherman, on the south-east coast of Tasmania.

Author: Favel Parrett


ISBN: 9780733626579

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 254

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Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone fisherman, on the south-east coast of Tasmania. With their mum dead, they are left to look after themselves. When Miles isn't helping out on the boat they explore the coast and Miles and his older brother, Joe, love to surf. Harry is afraid of the water. Everyday their dad battles the unpredictable ocean to make a living. He is a hard man, a bitter drinker who harbours a devastating secret that is destroying him. Unlike Joe, Harry and Miles are too young to leave home and so are forced to live under the dark cloud of their father's mood, trying to stay as invisible as possible whenever he is home. Harry, the youngest, is the most vulnerable and it seems he bears the brunt of his father's anger.

Past the Shallows

Past. the. Shallows. 'A work by a new master. Like Winton's That Eye, The Sky, Parrett's debut is an uncompromising and memorable tale' Sunday Tasmanian ...

Author: Favel Parrett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184854751X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award, PAST THE SHALLOWS is a powerful and hauntingly beautiful novel from an extraordinary new Australian writer who is compared with Cormac McCarthy and Tim Winton. 'If you read only one book this year, make sure it's this' Sunday Times 'I loved Past the Shallows' Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds Everyone loves Harry. Except his father. Joe, Miles and Harry are growing up on the remote south coast of Tasmania. The brothers' lives are shaped by their father's moods - like the ocean he fishes, he is wild and unpredictable. He is a bitter man, with a devastating secret. Miles does his best to watch out for Harry, the youngest, but he can't be there all the time. Often alone, Harry finds joy in the small treasures he discovers, in shark eggs and cuttlefish bones. In a kelpie pup, a mug of hot chocolate, and a secret friendship with a mysterious neighbour. But sometimes small treasures, or a brother's love are not enough.

When the Night Comes

Running away from the mainland was supposed to make their lives better.

Author: Favel Parrett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476796742

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Running away from the mainland was supposed to make their lives better. But, for Isla and her brother, their mother's sadness and the cold, damp greyness of Hobart's stone streets seeps into everything. Then, one morning, Isla sees a red ship. That color lights her day. And when a sailor from the ship befriends her mother, he shares his stories with them all - of Antarctica, his home in Denmark and life onboard. Like the snow white petrels that survive in the harshest coldest place, this lonely girl at the bottom of the world will learn that it is possible to go anywhere, be anything. But she will also find out that it is just as easy to lose it all.


To tide a boat over a sandbar, for example, is to use the period of high water to get past shallows that would be impassable at other states of the tide.

Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241968003

Category: Science

Page: 464

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From Cnut to D-Day: the history and science of the unceasing tide explored for the first time. Half of the world's population lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. Yet how little most of us know about the tide. Our ability to predict and understand the tide depends on centuries of science, from the observations of Aristotle and the theories of Newton to today's supercomputer calculations. This story is punctuated here by notable tidal episodes in history, from Caesar's thwarted invasion of Britain to the catastrophic flooding of Venice, and interwoven with a rich folklore that continues to inspire art and literature today. With Aldersey-Williams as our guide to the most feared and celebrated tidal features on the planet, from the original maelstrøm in Scandinavia to the world's highest tides in Nova Scotia to the crumbling coast of East Anglia, the importance of the tide, and the way it has shaped - and will continue to shape - our civilization, becomes startlingly clear.

In the Shallows

I tried catching the word 'became,' the past version of 'become.' The little hope to scare it away vanished, when reality looked me in the eye and whispered ...

Author: Esra Gultakin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 154349479X

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

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Life; a flow of almost 8 billion lives in which different beliefs and dreams are born in every second. Time; in which every moment releases almost 8 billion feelings based on different thoughts and experiences. We are all the same but unique in the way we feel about life and in the way we learn from mistakes and restructure our worldly dreams. One beautiful world and its people... The pain crumbles when we share our sorrows. Though, happiness multiplies as we share the joy. Are you ready to leave your shallows, and find yourself in the depth of my words?


Tears withheld from the past rolled down my face, then faster until I was sobbing in the dark Virginia night. Then I was embarrassed.

Author: Jesse Hise

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456861271

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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Retired teacher Martin Williams, enjoying the wonders of Italy and relaxing in his hotel room, is suddenly thrown back to his early years by reading a USA Today article about a now imprisoned evangelist who nearly ruined Martin’s life. Memories of his brief time as a young minister in the Virginia mountains flooded his mind with regrets for people he failed to help, troubled children he could not protect, and a powerful church member whose power he could not combat. Will Martin ever escape the painful memories of the past or will he always carry a burden of sorrow?

War in the Shallows

A VNN / USN survey conducted in May 1964 found that 174 junks were sidelined for repairs , and 64 others were beyond repair .

Author: John Darrell Sherwood

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780945274766

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Page: 443

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War in the Shallows, published in 2015 by the Naval History and Heritage Command, is the authoritative account of the U.S. Navy's hard-fought battle along Vietnam's rivers and coastline from 1965-1968. At the height of the U.S. Navy's involvement in the Vietnam War, the Navy's coastal and riverine forces included more than 30,000 Sailors and over 350 patrol vessels ranging in size from riverboats to destroyers. These forces developed the most extensive maritime blockade in modern naval history and fought pitched battles against Viet Cong units in the Mekong Delta and elsewhere. War in the Shallows explores the operations of the Navy's three inshore task forces from 1965 to 1968. It also delves into other themes such as basing, technology, tactics, and command and control. Finally, using oral history interviews, it reconstructs deckplate life in South Vietnam, focusing in particular on combat waged by ordinary Sailors. Vietnam was the bloodiest war in recent naval history and War in the Shallows strives above all else to provide insight into the men who fought it and honor their service and sacrifice. Illustrated throughout with photographs and maps. Author John Darrell Sherwood has served as a historian with the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) since 1997. -- Provided by publisher.

The Rescue

I have employed my time in going over all my past life." "Can one really do that?" "Yes. I can't say I have been bored to extinction. I am still alive, ...

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Classic Books Company

ISBN: 0742696286

Category: English fiction

Page: 469

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The American Missionary

It is now long past the usual time of flowering , but we caught ... where small creeks come down , and the former shallows in the river are cut off with ...




Category: Congregational churches


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Vols. 13-62 include abridged annual reports and proceedings of the annual meetings of the American Missionary Association, 1869-1908; v. 38-62 include abridged annual reports of the Society's Executive committee, 1883/84-1907/1908.