“A Whaler at Twilight”: A Book Talk with Author Alex Brash

Join us on Wednesday, January 17, at 7 pm in the Youth Services Program Room for a book talk with Alex Brash, author of A Whaler at Night.

From the author: “In this autobiographical duet we join my great great grandfather on his voyage to the distant South Pacific at the cusp of its ‘discovery.’ He crosses paths with notable figures, cannibals, mutineers, and narrowly escapes death on several occasions. While it is largely a tale of whaling, logging in New Zealand, and aboriginal cultures amidst the sprawling South Pacific, it also portrays and explores a man struggling with his own demons, searching for himself, and ultimately finding redemption. Indeed, at its heart, the tale is as much about his own internal struggles, his fight with drink, his relationship with God, and coming of age, as it is about what he saw and did. Interwoven with his tale, I have added historical context, more deeply pursued certain threads of his story, and illuminated the whole by the light of a modern conservationist alongside some deep personal reflections.”

Mr. Brash was born and raised in NYC. An early love for birds evolved into a passion for quantitative community ecology and then a devotion to conservation. Along the way he worked on Great Gull Island and in the American Museum of Natural History, graduated from Yale School for the Environment, worked on a PhD at Rutgers University, and went on to be NYC’s Chief Park Ranger, Regional Director for the National Parks Conservation Association, and then President of the Connecticut Audubon Society. For more information on Alex Brash visit his web site.

Visit Athena Books to order copies of Mr. Brash’s book. 

Please register for this free event.

For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15 or jsgammato@perrotlibrary.org.

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