Fiction. Avi Heyer's rollicking adventure begins when he returns to Elsbeth, North Carolina, to settle his mother's affairs. A student chef with the wrong girlfriend and a mud-loving dog, Avi soon finds himself dragged into a criminal conspiracy. His world is churned up, down and sideways by the diabolical Camel and her hired henchwomen; an unknown phone caller who somehow tracks his every move; an enticing hippie who may be trying to steal something from Avi; a plainspoken building contractor with a suspicious hearing aid; and a news reporter desperate for love. And then there's Avi's whale, with its graceful bulk and keening song, a whale that becomes more than an obsession.
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ALAN MICHAEL PARKER is the author or editor of eighteen books, including THE AGE OF DISCOVERY (Tupelo Press, 2020), DAYS LIKE PROSE (WordFarm, 2019), THE LADDER: POEMS (Tupelo Press, 2016), LONG DIVISION (Tupelo Press, 2012), WHALE MAN (WordFarm, 2011), and THE IMAGINARY POETS (Tupelo Press, 2006). He teaches at Davidson College and in the University of Tampa's low-residency MFA program.Author City: DAVIDSON, NC USA