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about the blue duck

What is a young man to do when he discovers that he is unsuited to the privileged New York life he has been brought up to lead? Follow the time honored tradition of running away to the South Seas, of course! Passing up an opportunity to linger in Fiji, he heads for New Zealand. There he chances upon a wild young woman from a background as limited in its way as his own. Unlike him, she has learned to pursue what she christens the Blue Duck, Adventure and sets out to teach him to do likewise. As they work and travel, living on next to nothing and hitching across Australia, they come to know one another better than they have anyone else. However, it becomes clear, as they wind their way through Indonesia, that their underlying differences are bound to bring their idyll to an end.

Published by Dogberry Books, October '21