Wiremu Heke of Aramoana joins a sealing boat on a voyage from Tasmania to Western Australia. He is on a quest to avenge the destruction of his village but soon finds himself a part of the violent and lawless world that has claimed the lives of those he’s known. It’s a world inhabited by men from many nations. Men who plunder seal colonies and steal women and children from the indigenous communities who live on the islands and shorelines of Australia’s south.
About the author:
The Sound is her debut novel. She first got the idea to write this book wile attending Otago University.
AwardsDobbie Literary Award (Longlisted 2014)
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards (Shortlisted