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Top 40 Book Club : Top 40 Book Club Reads 2018
To Become a Whale Ben Hobson It is 1961 in Brisbane and Sam’s mother has just died. His withdrawn and temperamental father, Riley, raises 13-year-old Sam, a gentle soul, the only way he knows how – to just get on with it “like a man”. Riley takes Sam to shadow him at work as a flenser at Tangalooma whaling station. Deter mined to gain his father’s approval and to fit into the traditionally masculine environment, Sam makes decisions at odds with his conscience. An incident sets in motion a chain of events which test character and the relationship between father and son. This coming of age story is told with beautiful simplicity and offers plenty of discussion starters about grief, whaling, masculinity and Brisbane in the 1960s. What should I read next? Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas Borrow the e-book through Borrowbox now! Borrow the audiobook through RBdigital now! [9 [
Top 40 Book Club Reads 2017