Paul Theroux has written fiction and nonfiction for more than 35 years. His books on Patagonia, Oceania, and Hong Kong have made him the most acclaimed travel writer of our time. Dark Star Safari chronicles a rail journey the entire length of Africa. His most recent book is Blinding Light, a novel. He lives in Cape Cod and Hawaii, where he sells his own brand of honey.
Communicating across species -- from bringing pets to church, to a rescued whale that may have found a way to say thanks.