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Whale Music (1989) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Des Howell is a former rock 'n' roll star who never leaves his secluded oceanfront mansion. Naked, rich and fabulously deranged, he subsists on a steady diet of whiskey, pharmaceuticals and jelly doughnuts and occasionally works on his masterpiece, "Whale Music." One day, upon awakening from his usual drunken stupor, Des discovers on his sofa a young alien from the faraway universe of Toronto. This girl has made the trek to Des' hideaway because she believes in the "Whale Music" and she's crazy enough to think that Des can make a comeback hit with his mad magnum opus--

Original title: Whale Music
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor


  • Awarded the 1989 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction


Edition #1: Whale Music

Whale Music (1989)
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Language: English

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Whale Music (May 20, 1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780679308683
Pages: 213

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Whale Music (1989)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 9780385252102
Pages: 213

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