Synopses & Reviews
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 (né 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.
Performed by Bill Irwin
A whale researcher's unusual observation of a humpback whale with "Bite Me" scrawled on its tail starts a rollicking adventure involving an age-old conspiracy, a megalomaniac undersea ruler, and a bizarre long-distance love affair. Book available.
From bestselling author Moore comes an engrossing tale of government conspiracy, midlife crisis, Cetacean biology, and interspecies attraction that dares to answer the age-old question: Just why do those humpback whales sing? Unabridged. 8 CDs.
About the Author
Christopher Moore is the author of thirteen previous novels, including Lamb
, The Stupidest Angel
, Sacré Bleu
, and A Dirty Job
. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Bill Irwin, playwright and actor, has starred on Broadway in Edward Albee's The Goat and his own Fool Moon; he has also performed several works by Samuel Beckett and has a recurring role on Sesame Street.
Listen to an interview with Christopher Moore