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A Whale for the Killing

by Farley Mowat

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list price: $19.95
category: Nature
published: 2005
publisher: Key Porter Books

On the southwest coast of Newfoundland, a rare fin whale, one of the few truly majestic creatures remaining in the ocean, became trapped in a saltwater lagoon and fell victim to local hunters. Farley Mowat relates the tragic story of his attempt to save the trapped whale from the pointless sport of a handful of individuals who poured many hundreds of rounds of ammunition into the animal. Calling on all his powers as a writer, Mowat shares his anger but also his hopes for an end to commercial whaling.

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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, while travelling frequently to Canada’s far north. Throughout, Mowat remained a determined environmentalist, despairing at the ceaseless work of human cruelty. Yet his ability to capture the tragic comedy of human life on earth has made him a national treasure in Canada, and a beloved storyteller to readers around the world. Over his internationally-celebrated career, he wrote 44 books include People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, Sea of Slaughter, and The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float.
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