Songs of the Humpback Whale is the story of Jane Jones and her daughter Rebecca. Together they flee California and Jane's abusive husband, Oliver, a marine biologist who conducts research on humpback whales. They spend time on an orchard in Massachusetts where both women enter complex relationships with older men. Oliver tracks them down, Rebecca 's lover is killed in an accident, and the two women return home with Oliver.

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