Whale Season

Whale Season

by N. M. Kelby
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Whale Season by N. M. Kelby

One Christmas Eve, Whale Harbor is visited by a man who thinks he’s Jesus and claims to be looking for a game of poker. But, as usual, things are not quite what they seem. Having some version of the Lord in town for his birthday creates a strange effect on the locals: unlikely couples are breaking up and making up and making out; a luxury mobile home that belonged to an elderly couple from New Jersey (until they disappeared after a run-in with “the Lord”) is won by a down-on-his-luck gambler in an unbelievable hand of poker; the area’s most well-known and long-forgotten tourist attraction is rising up from a hole in the ground; and a gun no one has used in years is suddenly in hot demand. In the steamy climes of southern Florida, you take your miracles where you can get them—and if that means being led to salvation by a schizophrenic with a rap sheet, so be it.

In the rollicking tradition of Carl Hiaasen’s Tourist Season, with the heart of Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon, and peopled by the kind of colorful characters who would be quite at home in any Tom Robbins novel, N. M. Kelby’s Whale Season is a sharp and funny novel made up of equal parts comic adventure and serial-killer inspired mayhem.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307336781
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Edition description: Reprinted Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

N. M. Kelby spent twenty years as a print and television journalist before she began writing novels. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.

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Whale Season 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just LOVE this book. The story is great and the cover art is retro and campy. The size makes it portable and readable anywhere, which is good because I couldn't put it down until it was over!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had me in stitches. I was actually laughing out loud. Jimmy Ray is one of the best characters in American literature...a good man who wants to see the goodness in others. We need men like this, esp. when they are so dog gone funny. How is this not a role for Morgan Freeman?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sometimes I read a book, and all the characters are familiar, and that's comforting, especially if the plot is tense and/or twisted. Well, in Whale Season, none of these guys are famililar or comforting, and the plot is very twisted. I love this book. It just twist and twist away. It's a great book, especially to those readers who say they've read all of Chris Moore, or all of Carl Hiaasen, and now they need someone new, but like Moore and/or Hiaasen.