By Tristan Jones
In a last-ditch stab at fortune and glory, middle-aged adventurer invoice Conan enters a 30,000-mile single-handed round-the-world race. This final try out of ability, power, and persistence leads him around the treacherous Atlantic Ocean's giant expanse, the place a unexpected swap in wind throws him off stability and sends him overboard. on my own within the nonetheless, open sea, he struggles to maintain from drowning, understanding it's a struggle that he'll finally lose.
But Conan has stumbled into the migratory direction of a bottle-nosed dolphin named Aka and his tribe. In a thrilling stumble upon, he senses Conan's plight, communicates with him, and works to maintain him afloat and alive.
A stirring experience story, Aka depicts the traditional heritage of dolphins, their remarkable characteristics and skills, and their everlasting friendship with people.
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Aka by Tristan Jones