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.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘The characters and atmosphere are beautifully drawn … Drummond can really write …’ The Age / Sydney Morning Herald
‘Gripping and eye-opening. Recommended.’ NZ Listener
‘You can feel the sea, the salt, the wind and jostling waves on every page of this impressive novel.’ Kim Scott
‘Based on a true story and clearly grounded in the author’s own experiences at sea, this book is an engaging and thought-provoking read.’ Books+Publishing
‘Drummond vividly captures the hunting, the weather and the landscape.’ Sunday Times Magazine
International Dublin Literary Award (Longlisted 2018)