Whalefall assessment: Gorgeous novel about being swallowed by a whale

In an odd shift, Jay involves look after the sperm whale’s well-being

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Daniel Kraus (Simon & Schuster)
US: hardback UK: Book; hardback 9 November

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Daniel Kraus’s Whalefall comes particularly freighted with ready-made associations. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville is the apparent reference level. In any case, Kraus’s novel additionally focuses on an intimate …

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