Weathering successive waves of domestic violence, Jimmy navigates his way through the shoals of alcohol-abuse, illness and tragedy that swamp his parents, and ultimately reaches the possibility of equanimity." The Eye of The Sheep is an affecting novel about Jimmy, a little boy who, though it isn’t directly mentioned, is on the autistim spectrum. Bombshell revelations are made by the game fixer Jimmy "the Sheep" Battista in a book called "Gaming The Game". The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna! Sofie Laguna’s “ the Eye of the Sheep” is a disturbing tale of a family from Altona (outer Melbourne suburbs) mired in the dysfunction and deceipt of wife-beating and trapped in a low income cycle dictated by the father’s life long job at the local refinery. 'The Eye of the Sheep is an extraordinary novel about love and anger, and how sometimes there is little between them," Mr Neville said. https://www.bookdepository.com/Eye-Sheep-Sofie-Laguna/9781760292485 As The Eye of the Sheep was awarded the prestigious Miles Franklin literary award, there was every chance that it would by just as impressive. He made millions of dollars from insider information. The Eye of the Sheep won the Miles Franklin Literary Award – … Jimmy's teenage brother Robby loves him too and takes him out to play games, however Jimmy's Dad has difficulty coping. Battista would refer to Donaghy aged 43, as "Elvis" due to the fact when it came to picking game winners, in his eyes, he was "The King". When he can't sleep at night his Mum helps him count sheep and he imagines staring into the eye of the sheep and finding calmness. Told from the mesmerising point of view and in the inimitable voice of Jimmy, this is an extraordinary novel about a poor family who is struggling to cope with a different and difficult child. Jimmy's teenage brother Robby loves him too and takes him out to play games, however Jimmy's Dad has difficulty coping. Jimmy’s mother Paula is the only one who can manage him. Despite its heavy themes, The Eye Of The Sheep is an eminently readable and joyous tale. When he can't sleep at night because his cells are spinning too fast his Mum helps him count sheep and he imagines staring into the eye of the sheep and finding calmness. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall asleep. Their sad and beautiful story felt very real. He lives with his mum who is huge and has asthma, a constant wheezing he recognises as her breathing ebbs and flows. The Eye of the Sheep follows Jimmy’s journey as he tries to understand himself and the world around him. Laguna doesn’t waste a lot of time and words on over-dramatising the world of Jimmy and his family. It works as a reminder that having a child with special needs is not an impossible task; it is a challenge that runs alongside complexities faced by many families. Told through the eyes of young Jimmy Flick, it’s a story about family dysfunction, social disadvantage and a mother’s love. When he can't sleep at night his Mum helps him count sheep and he imagines staring into the eye of the sheep and finding calmness. She holds him tight enough to stop his cells spinning. It’s the most beautiful and skillful depiction of Australian … It is only Paula who can keep Jimmy out of his father’s way. Like The Choke, The Eye of the Sheep is told from the perspective of a child, but this time, it was a boy, Jimmy Flick. There are no bells and whistles simply added for effect. He recognises as her breathing ebbs and flows Flick, it’s a story about family dysfunction, social and. 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