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Book by Len Varley

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March 22, 2021  |  1,102 views  |  0 reviews / comments

Home - Book coverMeet Adam Svenson – a young man who has just been sentenced to prison. Through his reminiscences we learn that his love for the oceans has taken him from life as a rookie deckhand on a fishing trawler to crew member on an ominous black whale-chaser; trapping elusive pods of orcas in the waters off Washington state.

A parallel tale of two young orcas, Persia and Tristesse, follows their journey from capture to a life in captivity at a California marine park venture called Waterworld.

The loose weave of the connection between orcas and storyteller steadily tightens as the story unfolds. Adam is increasingly haunted by an enigmatic contact with a mystic whale, which seems to be drawing him on a journey of spiritual awakening.

All is not as it seems, and Adam’s tale takes an unexpected twist.

"A gritty, mystical tale of captivity, life, death and redemption. "Home" reads like a modern parable with a Spielberg twist" - Tangent Magazine

Author's Notes

From the author of 'Salt Water Tears' - the expose and documentation of the Japanese dolphin slaughters at the notorious "Cove" in Taiji, Japan.

About Len Varley

AU Australia

Len Varley is a passionate advocate for the protection of human and non-human rights. His love of the oceans saw him take up the cause of raising awareness for marine conservation issues and the protection of fragile ecosystems and endangered marine species. Len has authored scientific reports on the decline of localised dolphin populations in Japanese waters and contributed research to...

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