Author(s): Ted Dawe
"I've learnt plenty, Mr Faull, but it all comes down to this: there is freedom and then there is everything else." He opened the door. "And today I give away everything else, and I choose freedom." - Into the River So ends the first part of Devon's journey, from nearly drowning in a tapu river to his expulsion from an exclusive Boy's school. Into the World is where Devon begins to understand just how costly that freedom is. That decisions made quickly can lead to disaster. That loyalty counts for nothing until it is tested. That love, like security is nothing more than a commodity.
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.