Author(s): Julian Davies
Psychologically acute and powerfully rendered, Call Me is Julian Davies' seventh novel. Tangentially related to his previous social satire, Crow Mellow, this is a contemporary Australian story of thwarted young love. If love beset by complication is a long-familiar pattern in fiction, then in this story complication appears to dance between reality and absurdity. Pip Gray and Caddie Potter, in their last year at school, face sudden opposition to their relationship from Caddie's father just as Pip begins to consider dropping out of school. This is a literary novel about young people written for adults.