The Whale Road

By Deborah McCutchen

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  • ISBN: 9781844542307
  • Publication Date: 15 Apr 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd

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"The Whale Road" is a creative non-fiction story based on a true tale 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 Hwaelweg through the South Pacific, a hunting ground once so fertile that sailors' logs claim the whales formed a black road in the sea. The expedition sails from Tahiti to New Zealand, making an enthralling tale about human and animal nature, nurture, love and a search for peace.

About the author

New-Zealand based DK McCutchen has worked as a glassblower, carpenter, dive master and wreck-mapper for underwater archaeologists in the Caribbean. For a decade she worked as a cook in the Atlantic, nanny in the Pacific and research assistant for biologists and cetologists in the Sea of Cortez, Bay of Fundy and Milford Sound.

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