Savant Books and Publications LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, publishers of significant books and enduring media for the 21st century, is pleased to announce the release of Four Arrows’ new book, "Last Song of the Whales."
In this novella, a humpback whale mysteriously takes a mixed-blood American Indian professor to sea. While struggling to survive and learning to communicate with a pod of whales, the man rediscovers his Indigenous roots. In the process, he learns that thousands of whales may be on a suicide mission in the North Pacific in an effort to end human pollution of the ocean. However, when he realizes the dire effects the whales' actions could have for all of life on Earth, he and the whale work together- against all odds—to warn the world in time.
Of Cherokee/Creek/Scot-Irish ancestry, Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa), aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D, is a former Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College and currently a professor of educational leadership at Fielding Graduate University. He is the author of 19 books and over 100 chapters and articles on topics relating to Indigenous worldviews, education, criticial thinking, social/ecological justice, cultural hegemony, human rights and wellness. The recipient of the 2004 Martin-Springer Institute Moral Courage Award for activism, Four Arrows lives with his artist wife in Mexico.
Four Arrows notes, "After having authored 19 non-fiction books that have been lauded by such thinkers as Noam Chomsky, Thom Hartmann, Sonita Gandhi, Dan Millman, Sam Keen, Vine Deloria, Jr., Eagleman and many of the world’s top environmental organizations, I sincerely hope my first work of fiction will have a significant impact on helping us return to a balanced way of living by remembering our non-human teachers."
"Last Song of the Whales" by Four Arrows — 262 pages - 5.25" x 8" Color softcover. ISBN: 978-0-9845552-
". . . engaging presentation . . ." —Francine Cousteau (President of the Cousteau Society)
". . . offers the profound insight . . ." —Capt. Charles Moore (Algalita Marine Research Foundation)"
". . . affects the heart as deeply as it does the mind." —Roger Wolfson (Television Writer, former U.S. Senate Staffer)
". . . takes the reader into a world of sensation and thought unlike any other." —Tim Dykman (Ocean Revolution)