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Whale Season

N. M. Kelby

One Christmas Eve, Whale Harbor is visited by a man who thinks he's Jesus and claims to be looking for a game of poker. But, as usual, things are not quite what they seem. Having some version of the Lord in town for his birthday creates a strange effect on the locals: unlikely couples are breaking up and making up and making out; a luxury mobile home that belonged to an elderly couple from New Jersey (until they disappeared after a run-in with "the Lord") is won by a down-on-his-luck gambler in an unbelievable hand of poker; the area's most well-known and long-forgotten tourist attraction is rising up from a hole in the ground; and a gun no one has used in years is suddenly in hot demand. In the steamy climes of southern Florida, you take your miracles where you can get them-and if that means being led to salvation by a schizophrenic with a rap sheet, so be it. In the rollicking tradition of Carl Hiaasen's Tourist Season, with the heart of Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon, and peopled by the kind of colorful characters who would be quite at home in any Tom Robbins novel, N. M. Kelby's Whale Season is a sharp and funny novel made up of equal parts comic adventure and serial-killer inspired mayhem. From the Hardcover edition.

One Christmas Eve, Whale Harbor is visited by a man who thinks he's Jesus and claims to be looking for a game of poker. But, as usual, things are not quite what they seem. Having some version of the Lord in town for his birthday creates a strange effect on the locals: unlikely couples are breaking up and making up and making out; a luxury mobile home that belonged to an elderly couple from New Jersey (until they disappeared after a run-in with "the Lord") is won by a down-on-his-luck gambler in an unbelievable hand of poker; the area's most well-known and long-forgotten tourist attraction is rising up from a hole in the ground; and a gun no one has used in years is suddenly in hot demand. In the steamy climes of southern Florida, you take your miracles where you can get them-and if that means being led to salvation by a schizophrenic with a rap sheet, so be it. In the rollicking tradition of Carl Hiaasen's Tourist Season, with the heart of Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon, and peopled by the kind of colorful characters who would be quite at home in any Tom Robbins novel, N. M. Kelby's Whale Season is a sharp and funny novel made up of equal parts comic adventure and serial-killer inspired mayhem. From the Hardcover edition.
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One Christmas Eve, Whale Harbor is visited by a man who thinks he's Jesus and claims to be looking for a game of poker. But, as usual, things are not quite what they seem. Having some version of the Lord in town for his birthday creates a strange effect on the locals: unlikely couples are breaking up and making up and making out; a luxury mobile home that belonged to an elderly couple from New Jersey (until they disappeared after a run-in with "the Lord") is won by a down-on-his-luck gambler in an unbelievable hand of poker; the area's most well-known and long-forgotten tourist attraction is rising up from a hole in the ground; and a gun no one has used in years is suddenly in hot demand. In the steamy climes of southern Florida, you take your miracles where you can get them-and if that means being led to salvation by a schizophrenic with a rap sheet, so be it. In the rollicking tradition of Carl Hiaasen's Tourist Season, with the heart of Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon, and peopled by the kind of colorful characters who would be quite at home in any Tom Robbins novel, N. M. Kelby's Whale Season is a sharp and funny novel made up of equal parts comic adventure and serial-killer inspired mayhem. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marc Cashman

Length:

7h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:12


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:24


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:28


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:03


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:03


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:16


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:11


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:20


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:26


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:21


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:19


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:35


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:27


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:55


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:42


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:54


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:38


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:15


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:23


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:33


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:38


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:53


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:21


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:15


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:45


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:07


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:13


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:18


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:04


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

00:28