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In the years after the stars fell young Noah Manaluk, an Inupiat Eskimo living at Point Hope, Alaska, eats a piece of possessed raw seal liver that changes his life.

Thinker, a Humpback whale, is the only one of his pod who perceives anything beyond his immediate surroundings.

Suddenly he can communicate with another being - and it wants to kill him.

And this is just the start of their story. More

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Words: 105,910
Language: English
ISBN: 9780983747499
About Leonard Compton / Stoney Compton

Stoney (Leonard W.) Compton is a native of Grand Island, Nebraska, an Honorably Discharged Viet Nam era veteran of the US Navy, and a thirty-one year resident of Alaska. He attended the University of Alaska; the University of Missouri at Columbia; Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg; and Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau from which he earned a Bachelor's degree with majors in American History and Art, and minors in Education and Sociology.
He is the father of two, Sarah Maisie and Danford Gordon. Since college, he has worked primarily in graphics. He has fought forest fires for the Bureau of Land Management, worked as a gandy dancer on the Alaska Railroad, operated his own tour bus company, been a television camera man, film editor, and graphic artist, and created a comic book for the Tanana Chiefs Conference, an Athabascan Indian social services organization in Fairbanks. He was art director for Tundra Times, an Alaska Native weekly newspaper.
He was employed by the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game as a graphic artist and as a project assistant for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
His fine art has been included in the All Alaska Juried Art Show, the Western States Juried Art Show in Honolulu, Hawaii, and in the Contemporary Works on Paper Juried Show in Buffalo, New York where he received the Curator's Award.
A writer since 1984,he has had genre fiction published. As co-founder and president of Rain Forest Writers in Juneau, he coordinated three annual writer's conferences.
During his 31 years in Alaska, Stoney lived in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Metlakatla, and Juneau.
In June, 1998, due to illness in the family, he moved to Colorado. In 1999 he accepted a visual information specialist position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Seattle area.
After 10 years in the Puget sound area and two in the desert near Las Vegas, NV he recently moved to Corpus Christi, TX with his dancer wife, Colette, a varying number of cats, and Pullo, their Australian Blue Heeler, and Parker, their Red Heeler/Akita mix. Currently Stoney is an illustrator for the Chief of Naval Air Training at NAS Corpus Christi, TX.

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Review by: Aimee Vinciguerra on March 11, 2012 :
Again a book that captures you from the beginning. The characters are full and richly imagined. Stoney has a fantastic imagination and a wonderful way with words that can't be beat! I recommend you give this book a try!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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