The Dolphin House


by Schulman, Audrey | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 320 pages

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‘Schulman delivers the known world in startling new sounds, colours, tastes and smells.’-New York Times Sunday Book Review

It is 1965 and Cora, a deaf young woman, buys a one-way ticket to the island of St Thomas, where she discovers four dolphins held in captivity, part of an experiment led by an obsessive Dr Bloom. Drawn by a strong connection to the dolphins, untrained Cora falls in with the scientists to protect the animals.

Recognising Cora’s knack for communication, Bloom uses her for what will turn into one of the most fascinating experiments in modern science: an attempt to teach the dolphins human language.

As the experiment progresses, Cora forges a remarkable bond with the creatures that leads to a clash with the male-dominated world of science, threatening to engulf the experiment as Cora’s fight to save the dolphins becomes a battle to save herself.

For fans of Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.