“Oh, sweet, you put your vacation pictures in an album? Share it on Facebook? That’s cool. Me? Oh, I Photoshop them into fake book covers. And sometimes the act of taking the picture suggests the title of the book.”
From the back cover:
The S.S. Manheim Falls has never been seen before in Alaskan waters. No registry or dockmaster has ever heard its name; no sailor knows any member of its crew. Yet the captain and mates of the Manheim Falls know every single person in Prudhoe Bay. Every detail about their lives, every word they every spoke, every petty jealousy they never uttered to another soul. And they do not appear to be leaving anytime soon.
As the cruel, sadistic crewmen of the Manheim Falls begin to toy mercilessly with the lives of the town, a strange thing begins to happen: the residents of Prudhoe Bay begin to understand the speech of the birds. The seagulls, terns and albatrosses suddenly have stories of their own. And one pelican in particular seems to know a secret about the Manheim Falls…
By turns suspenseful, whimsical, mysterious and hilarious, The Blackguard Pelican of Prudhoe Bay deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone who’s ever looked into the eyes of an animal, and wondered what secrets might lay locked within.