I’ve just come across a fascinating YouTube clip directed and produced by Dennis O’Rourke, which explores some of the modern issues confronting traditional customary practise in shark-calling villages of New Ireland Province (PNG).
It goes for 50 minutes but is well worth watching.
Thank you Joy Lawn for the wonderful early review in Australian Bookseller + Publisher:
‘The Shark Caller breaks new ground in junior YA fiction. [I]ssues of conservation and identity, as told from Izzy’s dual-cultural perspective, with a scattering of creole Tok Pisin words, will intrigue readers aged 11 and up.’ Joy Lawn, Australian Bookseller + Publisher
Here is a link to their website with the full review.
And, my very first uncorrected proof copy arrived this week.
As I read through it for the multi-hundredth time, I couldn’t help getting out a pencil and making just a few more changes. How did I miss 2x ‘massive’ on pg 80 ? And why didn’t I delete ‘suddenly’ on pg 208?
Too late for this edition, but fingers crossed for a second print run. In the meantime, I think I need to channel Elsa and let it go…
More details closer to the publication date (1st August).