Swan Island near Queenscliff
Near to the bustling conundrum of life
Yet far enough away to be
But not so indifferent to World War I
Far enough away to be different...
A different Farren needs to deal with life
Without a Mum
A different Danny returns from Gallipoli
And the two brothers need to deal with
A different guest
A young girl
From the sea
From Furneaux Island
And all the while there is
Turned to enchantment
Turned to sail boat extraordinaire of
The weaver of
GOODREADS REVIEWBlack Water (2007) by David Mezenthen
Black Water by Metzenthen, David
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A book to delight teenage boys! The main characters, brothers, Farren and Danny, galumph and thrash through the emotional, physical and mental challenges of living on an island near the mainland. Even the female characters have their wild streak; even the young Souki from Furneaux Island. It's amazing what gifts may be hidden on a wind scourged beach of black kelp.
p.91 "...it crossed Farren's mind that although death seemed big, life was even bigger..."
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