Winton’s eldest son appears as both a child and an adult in The Boy Behind the Curtain. He’s the only one of Winton’s children present when the family spends half a year on the grounds of Leap Castle in Ireland, and his need for entertainment leads Winton to explore more of the ancient castle. Winton’s eldest son’s appearance as an adult and new parent, showing Winton his first grandchild, helps Winton to reconsider the idea of the hospital as not only a place of fear but one of joy.
Tim Winton’s Eldest Son Character Timeline in The Boy Behind the Curtain
The timeline below shows where the character Tim Winton’s Eldest Son appears in The Boy Behind the Curtain. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
In the Shadow of the Hospital
Letter from a Strong Place
...suitable working space. Winton writes in the mornings, and in the afternoons, he takes his son to watch the construction going on at the castle, sometimes helping rake new gravel into... (full context)