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Publication of The Evolution of Charlie K published on August 2021. Actor Sebastian Abinieri reads the audio version now available on Audible, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify etc.
I'm really surprised this book isn't more talked about. This was such an insightful look into tribal life some sixty years ago in Papua New Guinea.
Themes of racism and prejudice that are still relevant today are portrayed without making it feel like a lesson.
Original review: https://www.netgalley.co.uk/book/240160/review/501625
by NetGalley review
A thoughtful and eye opening read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was an interesting idea to pit an unworldly, if intelligent, native of Papua New Guinea against western civilisation as he experiences it in the U.S. The author writes with humour and humanity, and his likeable hero, Charlie K, despite many setbacks makes the best of the opportunities he is given.
by Mary Fraser
Richard has worked as an engineer in Australia and Papua New Guinea (1959-1961). He has travelled worldwide during his career. Since retirement he has written sketches performed at international psychotherapy conferences and won an award at a local literary festival. Aged 84, The EVOLUTION of CHARLIE K is his debut novel.