Animal Communication – A New Novel by The Dean of The Honors College

Posted: May 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

As long as the topic was broached today.

Two neurologists are engaged in divergent quests: one to locate the source of memory and the other to study speech patterns in humans by analyzing and manipulating bird vocalization. Both men use experiments on live songbirds in a laboratory on a university campus, and both become romantically intertwined with a woman lab assistant who takes issue with their methods. Overshadowing this trio are significant figures from their individual pasts—a distant mother, a former girlfriend, a best friend and ornithological expert who dies tragically while conducting field research in the Amazon, and a mentor turned lover and nemesis. This is a subtly layered novel rich in natural description and sense of place that grapples with serious philosophical and moral themes, peopled by characters who must confront the emotional truths in their lives in order to be released from their own, individual cages.

  1. Grace Heaps says:

    Wow, this is really cool. Go Dean Torti! I read some of the sneak preview on Amazon, and it seems like Dean Torti really knows her stuff – psychology, biology, linguistics. . . An interesting read.

    • A large factor in the hiring of Dean Torti was her competence in a variety of fields. She has publish both scientific papers and award-winning works of literature. Not bad!

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