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The Sound

Written by Sarah Drummond


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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.


'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.' The Sunday Times Magazine


Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2018

ISBN 9781925163759 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (208 x 140mm) (Paperback)
Categories Book Club Reads
Mother's Day 2021
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2016
Pages 228
Rights World
  • Sarah drummond

    Sarah Drummond

    Sarah Drummond has completed a PhD in history from Murdoch University. She has had essays and short fiction published in 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. Read more