Soundings – Doreen Cunningham

£18.99

Hardback

‘A THRILLING, PASSIONATE AND TENDERHEARTED ADVENTURE’ HELEN JUKES, AUTHOR OF A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS

‘WHAT A VOICE! WHAT A BOOK!’ CHARLES FOSTER, AUTHOR OF BEING A HUMAN

‘BEAUTIFUL AND BRAVE, AND STARTLING IN ITS RAW HONESTY’ NEIL ANSELL, AUTHOR OF DEEP COUNTRY

From the lagoons of Mexico to Arctic glaciers, grey whale mothers are swimming with their calves, past predatory orcas, through a warming sea. For ten thousand miles, they endure one of the longest mammalian migrations on the planet. Following them, by bus, train and ferry, are Doreen Cunningham and her young son Max, in pursuit of a wild hope: that their family of two can make it by themselves.

Doreen first visited Utqiagvik, the northernmost town in Alaska, as a young journalist reporting on climate change among indigenous whaling communities. There, she joined the spring whale hunt under the neverending Arctic light, watching for bowhead whales and polar bears, drawn deeply to an Inupiaq family and their culture amid the disappearing ice. Years later, plunged into sudden poverty and isolation after becoming a single parent, Doreen embarks on an extraordinary journey: following the grey whale migration all the way north to the Inupiaq family that took her in, where grey and bowhead whales meet at the melting apex of our planet.

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Weight 0.449 kg
Dimensions 22 × 14 × 3.4 cm
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Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Dewey

917.04 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K