Whale Man

Whale Man

by Alan Parker
     
 

Fiction. Avi Heyer's rollicking adventure begins when he returns to Elsbeth, North Carolina, to settle his mother's affairs. A student chef with the wrong girlfriend and a mud-loving dog, Avi soon finds himself dragged into a criminal conspiracy. His world is churned up, down and sideways by the diabolical Camel and her hired henchwomen; an unknown phone caller

Overview


Fiction. Avi Heyer's rollicking adventure begins when he returns to Elsbeth, North Carolina, to settle his mother's affairs. A student chef with the wrong girlfriend and a mud-loving dog, Avi soon finds himself dragged into a criminal conspiracy. His world is churned up, down and sideways by the diabolical Camel and her hired henchwomen; an unknown phone caller who somehow tracks his every move; an enticing hippie who may be trying to steal something from Avi; a plainspoken building contractor with a suspicious hearing aid; and a news reporter desperate for love. And then there's Avi's whale, with its graceful bulk and keening song, a whale that becomes more than an obsession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602260078
Publisher:
WordFarm
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Novelist and poet Alan Michael Parker is the author or editor of ten books, including the novels Cry Uncle and WHALE MAN. For fifteen years a book reviewer for The New Yorker, Parker has published poetry and prose in The Believer, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, Paris Review, Salon, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Slate. He has received a Pushcart Prize, The Fineline Prize from The Mid-American Review and The Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, among other awards. He teaches at Davidson College and in the Queens University low-residency M.F.A. program.

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