The Sound

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Fremantle Press, Jun 27, 2016 - Fiction - 228 pages
The Sound is set in the 1820s, in the violent and lawless world just before the English established colonial law in Western Australia. It is a historical fiction about the men of many nations who made their way across the southern waters of Australia from Tasmania to WA, plundering seal colonies, and stealing women and children from indigenous communities as they went. It follows the journey of Wiremu Heke of Aramoana, who begins his journey on the quest to avenge the destruction of his village, but ends it older, wiser, and looking at the world in an entirely different way.

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User Review  - Fliss88 - LibraryThing

This is part of Australia's history that isn't taught in schools, well it wasn't while I was at school. The story is shockingly violent at times. These violent passages are described in rather a blunt ... Read full review

The Sound

User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

From the first pages of Sarah Drummond's debut novel-with its descriptively realistic prose-you can tell the author has spent time at sea. In fact, Drummond, who has a PhD in history, has previously ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Sarah Drummond has completed a PhD in history from Murdoch University. She has had essays and short fiction published in Women of a Certain Age, Purple Prose,Shadow Plays- an anthology of speculative fiction, Short Stories Australia, indigo journal, The Best Australian Essays 2010, LINQ Journal, Kurungabaa Journal and Overland. She lives on the south coast of Western Australia.

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