The Snow Whale by John Minichillo
A contemporary retelling of Moby-Dick. Forthcoming from Atticus Books July 30, 2011.
Forthcoming from Atticus Books late summer / early fall.
Mini-synopsis: mild-mannered white guy with office job gets DNA test,
learns he’s Inuit, joins whale hunt in Alaska under tribal rights,
battles white whale, returns home changed.
An earlier draft of the novel was named a semi-finalist in the Amazon
Breakthrough Novel Awards, and the Publisher’s Weekly reviewer, as
part of the contest, said, “...the author demonstrates a profound
knowledge of Inuit culture with conflicts between modern and
traditional woven deftly into the narrative.” Since then, the novel
has been through extensive revision with special attention to
character. It’s a book about race, global warming, and the quest for
- Classification: Moderate
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- First submitted Feb. 12, 2009
- Last updated Feb. 12, 2009
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