Dolphin Song by Michael Tod

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Michael Tod’s thrilling novel tells the story of the dissolving of the communications barrier between humans and dolphins through music. The recording of their heart-rending but beautiful Songs of Truth leads to unforeseen and dramatic consequences both for the humans involved and for the whole of Whalekind.

When Mary O’Connor is befriended by a family of dolphins whilst swimming off the coast of Wales, she discovers how their presence calms her examination stress. Three years later, when she visits Ireland to swim with Fungie, the dolphin of Dingle Bay, she is seeking help in resolving a far greater crisis in her life. What she learns there compels her to return to England to find ‘three of the race of whales and take their song to the world of people’.

Meanwhile, at a pool in a Dorset resort town, others are hatching an audacious plan to release two captive dolphins and a pilot whale to the freedom of the seas – a plan that goes dangerously wrong and jeopardises her mission.

Dolphin Song is a remarkable feat of imagination, but is firmly rooted in reality, inspired by the author’s belief that humans and dolphins will one day be able to communicate – to the lasting benefit of both species.

If you love dolphins – you’ll love Dolphin Song.

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Published December 2, 2010 by Cadno Books. 370 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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