Filled with the lyrical genius that has earned Winton international acclaim and a loyal readership worldwide, Breath is the coming-of-age story of two thrill-seeking boys who surf for danger of all kinds on the untamed coast of Western Australia. As the two boys fall under the thrall of Sando, a veteran big-wave surfer, and his enigmatic wife, Eva, the two adults initiate the boys into forbidden worlds of peril, testing the boundaries of athleticism, friendship, sexuality and mortality. Breath is a story about the wildness of youth--the lust for excitement and terror, the determination to be extraordinary, the wounds that heal and those that don't--and about learning to live with its passing. P.S. to include - extended author biography- essay about the pleasure and power of surfing- in-depth interview with Winton about his writing career, his experience of nearly drowning and much more. . .