LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: The Whale Song Translation, by Howard Pines
Saturday, October 12th, 2013 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||
The Whale Song Translation is a story about sound—sounds of language, sounds of songs, and the sounds that kill . . .
The idea for the book’s “Speakeasy” speech-therapy system is based on a speech-modulated, shape-writing prototype Howard developed and demonstrated at the Fremont campus of the California School for the Deaf in 1985. His understanding that human speech evolved into a process of shape-writing and shape-matching generated the inter-species communication experiment at the core of the novel. To learn more about the underlying principles common to speech, language, and whale songs visit www.HowardStevenPines.com.