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The Resource Fluke, or, I know why the winged whale sings, Christopher Moore

Fluke, or, I know why the winged whale sings, Christopher Moore

Label
Fluke, or, I know why the winged whale sings
Title
Fluke, or, I know why the winged whale sings
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Moore
Title variation
  • Fluke
  • I know why the winged whale sings
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals. Until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite me. Trouble is, Nate's beginning to wonder if he hasn't spent just a little too much time in the sun. 'Cause no one else on his team saw a thing, not his longtime partner, Clay Demodocus; not their saucy young research assistant; not even the spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman Kona (ne Preston Applebaum). But later, when a roll of film returns from the lab missing the crucial tail shot, and his research facility is trashed, Nate realizes something very fishy indeed is going on. By turns witty, irreverent, fascinating, puzzling, and surprising, Fluke is Christopher Moore at his outrageous best
Summary
A whale researcher's unusual observation of a humpback whale with "Bite Me" scrawled on its tail starts an adventure involving an age-old conspiracy, a megalomaniac undersea ruler, and a bizarre long-distance love affair
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
122088
Cataloging source
FZL
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Fluke, or, I know why the winged whale sings, Christopher Moore
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/2002043231.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Song -- Jonah's people -- Source -- Author's notes -- Acknowledgments
Control code
2477937
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780060566685
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm58396158
Label
Fluke, or, I know why the winged whale sings, Christopher Moore
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/2002043231.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Song -- Jonah's people -- Source -- Author's notes -- Acknowledgments
Control code
2477937
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780060566685
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm58396158

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