Meet Adam Svenson – a young man who has just been sentenced to prison. Through his reminiscences we learn that his love for the oceans has taken him from life as a rookie deckhand on a fishing trawler to crew member on an ominous black whale-chaser; trapping elusive pods of orcas in the waters off Washington state.
A parallel tale of two young orcas, Persia and Tristesse, follows their journey from capture to a life in captivity at a California marine park venture called Waterworld.
The loose weave of the connection between orcas and storyteller steadily tightens as the story unfolds. Adam is increasingly haunted by an enigmatic contact with a mystic whale, which seems to be drawing him on a journey of spiritual awakening.
All is not as it seems, and Adam’s tale takes an unexpected twist……
We seem to be missing something vitally important about how we relate to our home in space and its non-human inhabitants. Animals just might have something to teach us about living in natural harmony with the planet. If we are prepared to listen, and widen our circle of compassion….
Set against a lush spiritual and metaphysical backdrop, ‘HOME’ is a modern-day parable which takes the reader on a journey of intrigue in a rich celebration of the triumph of Spirit.
‘At the end of the day we are all just walking one another Home’
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LEO JAI is a passionate advocate for the protection of human and non-human rights. His love of the oceans saw him take up the cause of raising awareness for marine conservation issues and the protection of fragile ecosystems and endangered marine species.
He has spoken publically at conservation events and given radio interviews in the UK and Australia.
He is an advocate for social justice and writes regularly for the Australian Independent Media network.
Leo suggests that there is a harmonious simplicity to life that we desperately need to re-connect with. Through his written work he challenges us to see the wonder around us with fresh eyes.