Timber Floats by Clayton Dealy
Timber Floats by Clayton Dealy is set in Omeo, Australia and follows a year in the solitary life Bevan, who lives up the mountain. When Bevan’s quarterly supply run gets him mixed up with supermarket cashier Claire and her abusive, drug-addicted boyfriend, his life gets flipped upside down. Is the change for better or for worse?
Even though it’s a work of fiction, Timber Floats feels very plausible. The story is a combination of things that happen in real life, a small town where everyone knows each other’s business, someone with past trauma trying to hide from the world, a girl mixed up with an abusive drug addict. The way the events play out may not be a common occurrence, but the story feels very real and I’m sure plenty of people could relate to it. Through the drama and suspense, the story has a feel-good ending that I hope anyone in a similar situation to Bevan or Claire can find.
Timber Floats is a fairly easy read that I think could be enjoyed by anyone. If you particularly like small-town drama or realistic fiction then I would highly recommend it.
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