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The Snow Whale by John Minichillo
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Jul 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: chechnya-russia-ussr, ill, natural-history, oh-loyd-i-wanna-be-hearkbroken, sailing-and-fighting

yes, THAT great white whale, and he's back, attempting to fight for the lives of endangered whales everywhere, but especially on the north slope coast. follow john jacobs, mild mannered suburban drone who grasps for an authentic life after sending in a $99 dollar dna test and finds out he's 1/3 inuit. so he finds some unsuspecting alaskan tribe to come find his roots at and gets to go bowhead whale hunting (with a one-eyed ex-chief bound to find and kill the snow whale too).
a refreshing and bit bizzaro modern novel with more ennui than you can shake your harpoon at.

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