Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

Anvil Press

Sound of Whales

Sound of Whales

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The Sound of Whales is a lyric-comedy about language, our obsessive reliance upon it, and how linear thought can inhibit understanding. David MacLean’s play has its roots in his personal experience in dealing with governmental, educational, and medical bureaucracies. The frustration the playwright expresses toward these institutions is balanced by the love and devotion a father feels for his son. The Sound of Whales is at once tender and angry, intimate and universal.”

— Robert Garfat, from ”A Director’s Analysis.”


  • Publication: Jan 1996
  • ISBN: 9781895636109
  • Pages: 64 pp
  • Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Books by David MacLean