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The Whale Road is a creative nonfiction story based on a true tale, and told to an unborn child, in which a sailor falls off a cliff and turns into an albatross, and a pod of female sperm whales chases the setting sun. The journey begins on a research vessel, as her small crew follow the path of the whale, through the South Pacific. The old whaler's 'Line', was a hunting g ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Vintage Books USA
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Review published in the New Zealand Herald, 21 August 2004

The Whale Road
DK McCutchen

Reviewed by Philippa Jamieson

In the heyday of whaling in the South Pacific, the quarry was so numerous as to form what was described as a black road in the sea. In 1992, ten years after whaling was banned, a scientific expedition set off from Tahiti on a voyage around the Pacific to New Zealand, following the 'whale road', to establish whale numbers, and gather other information. Deborah McCutchen, an American, j
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