Sunday, 5 June 2016

The Devon Santos Trilogy Part Two

Into the river continues...

NZ Writer  Ted Dawe  Into the World  Mangakino University Press, 2016  $25.00pb 262pp

ISBN 978 0 4733 4880 9  Themes:  Freedom/ ‘Growing up’/ Love/ Loyalty/ Sequels

Into the world starts immediately where Into the River finished with Devon’s bold words ‘I choose freedom’. However had he known what being free really means he might not have been so confident. While I guess it could be read alone in my opinion it will make for a much richer experience and with much more understanding of where the main character, Devon is coming from, if Into the River has been read first. Into the river was a prequel to the writer’s earlier novel, Thunder Road.

Year 10 up/ Age 14 up and adults  (for emotionally mature readers)
Book 3 to come...

About Ted Dawe  (thanks to The Children’s Bookshop Kilbirnie

Ted Dawe has written four novels; Thunder Road (2003), K Road (2005), And did those feet (2006) and Into the River (2012). He has also written a collection of short stories Captain Sailorbird and other stories (2007). He has received a number of major awards and in 2014 he was named an Honorary Literary Fellow by the New Zealand Society of Authors. He lives in Auckland with his wife, son and three cats.
original source of image of Ted Dawe untraced (by me)

Note: On this beautiful Sunday in Queen's Birthday Weekend I am now off to a rather unusual Book Launch where the main refreshments will be in the form of Doggy Treats. More later!

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