"Larry the Penguin is often humorous, entertaining, yet deeply philosophical, satirical, iconoclastic, emotional, and a sure to be controversial adventure leading to the discovery of the meaning of life.
Larry is a young penguin on a secret quest for the meaning of life that teams up with a lost polar bear named Marsha who has walked halfway around the world searching for her destiny. Captured by a scientist, the unusual pair is transported to a zoo in Alaska where the scientist s dying six-year-old son frees them from captivity and joins their search. Readers are taken on an often humorous, yet deeply philosophical, satirical, iconoclastic, emotional, and sure to be controversial adventure leading to the discovery of the Round Song and the secret of life. Orbiting the story of Larry s search for life s meaning are a tragedy at sea, cynical religious leaders, a beauty queen, a late night ride in a hearse behind a coffin, a dead war hero, a police investigation, a married couple s mutual betrayal, wolves howling at the moon, Santa Claus revealing the secret of reality, a ghostly little girl, the death of a child, a suicide, and a song that prevents the universe from unraveling.
Larry Searches for the Meaning of Life is not for children; it's for thinking adults who aren't afraid to question their own deeply-held beliefs. The powerful story contained within touches on the issues of our time. Scanning from the deck of his expedition's ship, Dr. Scott Price can't believe his eyes when he spots a polar bear in the Antarctic. His colleagues worry he is cracking after receiving news from home: his 6-year-old son is dying and his wife wants a divorce. Scott, a Christian fundamentalist, refuses to allow a stem cell transplant to treat the boy's illness, insisting that God will heal the child. The line between the 'living' and 'non-living' vanishes when this amazing novel shows you a unique way to view reality."