Leviathan or, The Whale

Leviathan or, The Whale by Philip Hoare

(Fourth Estate / Atico de los Libros, Spain / Mare Verlag, Germany / Einuadi, Italy; The Whale, Ecco USA).

Winner of 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. A gripping voyage of discovery into the heart of an obsession.

‘Philip Hoare was long been acclaimed as a brilliantly unconventional writer … This is the book he was born to write, a classic of its kind’, Rachel Cooke, The Observer.

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“Saints diving through the firmament, devils flickering like fire, angels back-crawling through transparent seas.”… t.co/z4mtldA8SW

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2 am: the moon floodlights the sea like my room, lighting my way into outer space; I'm swimming nowhere, slowly.

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2 am: swimming into a cool, electric moon, shining on another me, under the sea.

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Launching on 23 September @TheAIPlym: the start of our voyage into The Rime of the Ancient Mariner… t.co/ArziFAvQFr

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2 am: all silvery, the moon and sea, held under, waiting for me