A Rumour of Otters Summary
Deborah Savage

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A Rumour of Otters Summary

A Rumour of Otters focuses on a young woman's efforts to define herself in relation to her parents, brother, and community. What makes her struggle moving is that she not only rebels against the traditional domestic role assumed by rural New Zealand women but also proves her skill in two traditionally male roles—herding sheep and pursuing an education. The novel also depicts a young man's effort to prove his...

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