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A generous, gorgeous novel, with the screwball soul of Preston Sturges, Whale Man is a tempest in a driveway--a wonderful, wonderful book. --Ashley Warlick, author of Seek the Living
The whale is a hefty symbol in American literature, and Alan Michael Parker's amazing new novel gives the behemoth fresh meaning. The writing is exquisite, the emotions fathoms deep, the plot riotously funny. --Jill Ciment, author of Heroic Measures
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.
Whale Man was different - I had a difficult time staying with it. I kept thinkng there was a hidden meaning that I wasn't getting. It was definitely an escape from reality!Published on October 28, 2011 by Sophie Marshall
This is a swell story and a really good book. It gets a little crazy at times. Look out for the Camel. If you want to know what that means you'll have to read the book. Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by Holden Caulfield