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The Silent One



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Author: Cowley, Joy
ISBN: 9780141310619
Publisher: Penguin NZ
Year First Published: 2001
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 201mm x 132mm x 11mm
Format: Paperback / softback

The Silent One is Jonasi, sent from the sea as a baby to grow up in an isolated Pacific village. Separated from the villagers by his silence and their prejudices, Jonasi finds solace in his underwater world where he develops a special relationship with a huge white turtle. However, the superstitious villagers see both Jonasi and the turtle as evil spirits. A series of natural disasters and a struggle for leadership within the village sweep Jonasi toward his strange destiny.