Reminiscent of Christopher Moore's 'Fluke' and Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods,' this slightly fantastical tale is told from the perspective of ever reluctant Orange Whippey, the story of his involvement in the comically unnecessary Whale Network unfolds as rival whaling factions, Korean smugglers/ultra tourists/storytellers, and a privacy advocating talking head all do their best to keep him from doing what he would ultimately prefer to do: Nothing. Set on the tiny, fictional island of Bismuth, it moves at a languid pace as Orange is dragged, far too often, to writhing lagoons, rusted ship hulks, hellish saunas, and private islands, creating a subtly farcical, always absurd setting for numerous misadventures.
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October 2011 : USA Paperback
Author(s): Corwin Ericson
ISBN: 0-9844288-4-4 / 978-0-9844288-4-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Coast Press
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