Found this on the shelf at the Friends of the Monrovia Library bookstore - same spot where I have found some other faves. This started out better than it ended, but it was still a good read.
There are parallels to Herman Melville's Moby Dick - in fact, I surmise that the story was constructed as "the true story of Moby Dick." It is a conceit that works sometimes - and not other times.
I am thinking that some authors just don't know how to end a book. This ending drags on - a little too long.