The Boy Behind the Curtain


Tim Winton

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Ron Taylor is Valerie Taylor’s husband and one of the two Australian divers who accompany Peter Gimbel on his documentary expedition to film a great white shark underwater. Matthiessen describes Ron as being sharklike in both mannerisms and appearance, and Ron sporadically demonstrates seemingly unnecessary violence toward sharks, perhaps because he has friends who have died in attacks.
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...members, especially between the Australians and the Americans. Matthiessen is fascinated by the Australian divers, Ron and Valerie Taylor, even suggesting that Ron is a shark-like figure. (full context)