This week, we have a new on-going feature at Whale Hunting: interviews with
authors about their forthcoming books. There's no more perfect book for us to
start with than the explosive, new work of Dutch journalist David de Jong.
He spent four years digging into this book despite
Imagine a distant island part of a crescent-shaped archipelago. Atop a hill
there sits an enormous pink palace with dozens of rooms, gardens and a heliport.
Everyday the household staff wake up to maintain the property, cleaning rooms
and dusting off the Louis XIV furniture. The hedges are trimmed. Seasons