The Honeyman and the Hunter

Author(s): Neil Grant

Teen Fiction

The sea is inside his blood. Cursed, or blessed, on both sides. When sixteen-year-old Rudra Solace dredges up a long-hidden secret in his father's trawl net, his life in the sleepy fishing village of Patonga shifts dramatically. It is not long before Rudra is leaving Australia behind, bound for India on a journey of discovery and danger. A wonderfully compelling tale of belonging and loss, of saltwater and mangroves, of migration and accepting change; a story of decisions that, once made, break through family histories like a cyclone swell.

Kathleen's Review - I loved this teen novel about an Australian boy of mixed heritage. No matter that he was born there, the bullies at school still taunt him with racist slurs. His father is also a bully - is that his racism, or is it simply being a product of his own father and grandfather?

This book tackles some serious subjects in both Australia and in India, where Rudra and his mother travel to Rudra's grandmother's birthplace. And it talks strongly of belonging - to the land, to the stories ...


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General Fields

  • : 9781760631871
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • : November 2018
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.8'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Neil Grant
  • : 288
  • : 823.92
  • : English
  • : 1904
  • : Paperback