Douglas & McIntyre
A Whale for the Killing

Book details:

April 2012
ISBN 978-1-77100-028-4
Paperback - Trade
5" x 7 3/4"
240 pages
Biography & Autobiography / Literary BIO007000
$19.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

A Whale for the Killing

“A poignant and tragic parable for our times . . . a powerful and anguished book.” —Globe & Mail

When an 80-ton Fin Whale became trapped in a lagoon near his Newfoundland home, Farley Mowat rejoiced: here was a unique chance to observe one of the world’s most magnificent creatures up close. But some of his neighbours saw a different opportunity altogether: in a prolonged fit of violence, they blasted the whale with rifle fire, and scarred its back with motorboat propellers. Mowat appealed desperately to the police, to marine biologists, finally to the Canadian press. But it was too late. Mowat’s poignant and compelling story is an eloquent argument for the end of the whale hunt, and the rediscovery of the empathy that makes us human.

About the Author

Farley  Mowat

Farley Mowat

Farley Mowat (1921–2014) was born in Belleville, Ontario. He spent much of his youth in Saskatoon, and lived in Ontario, Cape Breton and Newfoundland, ...

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