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
About the Author
Novelist and poet Alan Michael Parker is the author or editor of ten books, including a previous novel, Cry Uncle.
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
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.