Author(s): Ted Dawe
‘There are some things you can never share with another human being. Answering to the caul is one of those.’ It is said that being born in a caul means that you can never die by drowning. Andrei Reti puts this prophesy to the test, time and time again. But there is a price to be paid for each caul intervention. This is a novel about the dark side of being special. About the war between fact and coincidence. About the things we can never share.
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Ted Dawe has written four novels; Thunder Road (2003), K Road (2005), And did those feet (2006) and Into the River (2012). He has also written a collection of short stories Captain Sailorbird and other stories (2007). He has received a number of awards including Best YA Novel (twice) Best first novel, and the Margaret Mahy Award for best Book (2013). In 2014 he was named an Honorary Literary Fellow by the New Zealand Society of Authors. He lives in Auckland with his wife, son and three cats.