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Fiction Mirrors Reality as New Novel Exposes Catastrophic Shortcomings in Providing Ethical Treatment to Dolphins

By: PRLog

Author/Activist Homa Pourasgari brings awareness to issues surrounding the treatment of dolphins through her latest novel, The American Outsider, amid the current dolphin hunting season in Tajii, Japan.

LOS ANGELES - Jan. 2, 2023 - PRLog -- Dolphin hunting is a horrific practice with unconscionable consequences for one of the most intelligent species in the world, with thousands caught and imprisoned or slaughtered each year. While there have been significant efforts to combat this practice over the decades, the issue remains a critical area of contention in today's world.

Author/activist, Homa Pourasgari brings this issue to the forefront with her upcoming novel, The American Outsider, the story of a veterinarian/activist Tessa, who travels to Japan to protest the slaughter of dolphins. She learns much about the Japanese culture as her eyes are opened to a society of deeply complex conventions and traditions. Inevitably, readers will come away with a new appreciation of the struggles to protect animals in our modern society. The author notes, "There are many ways to get involved as an activist. Some people protest on the streets, others write petitions and ask people to sign them. Artists convey their messages through their art. Activist musicians sing about it. I decided to write a story about it."

Early critics praise the book and its contributions to the cause, through its urgency and authenticity:

Few books have had as great an impact on how humans think of our fellow creatures." --Reader Views

An often appealing, well-informed novel about cultural differences and animal rights. --Kirkus Reviews

A charming read with characters who come to life on the page—and who live for a cause whose urgency shines through the story. --Booklife Review

The novel's descriptions of the plight of hunted and captive dolphins are heartbreaking…Equally evocative are the depictions of Japan… --BlueInk Review

The American Outsider (ISBN 978-0977978038, Linbrook Press 2023) is scheduled for a January 23, 2023, release and will be available at online bookstores everywhere.

About the Author

Born in Tehran, Iran, Homa Pourasgari spent hours in her father's home office, writing, reading and letting her imagination carry her to unseen worlds. She moved to Los Angeles, California at a young age. Before becoming a full-time writer, she ran her own boutique, worked at a bank and a CPA firm, was a personal trainer and even taught spinning and cardio kickboxing. When she is not writing, she is stumbling, miming and pointing to find her way in a foreign country.

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