Beyond the Human Realm, Kindle edition

Beyond the Human Realm, Kindle edition

Beyond the Human Realm, Kindle edition
Kindle edition


“Few animals are as sacred and iconic to Puget Sound residents as orca, or in more dire straits.”

                                                                                             David B. Williams, Homewaters

Free Willy taught the world what we in the PNW already knew: orcas are amazing and shouldn't be held captive. The Cove horrified us at the slaughter of dolphins and the capture of others for the marine circus/slave trade. Blackfish enraged us at Tilikum's treatment in captivity. And Tahlequah's 17 day tour of grief bearing her dead calf alerted the world to how intelligent and compassionate orcas are. 

            Beyond The Human Realm – winner of the 2022 National Indie Excellence Award and the 2022 Readers' Favorite Award for Animal Fiction -- brings all those incidents and concepts together and into focus.

$17.95 peperback, $4.95 e-book. Profits from sales will be donated to orca conservation. ISBN 978-1-64388-659-6. See

      "5 stars. . . Helfman's cinematic, wide-ranging novel is a rewarding must-read for anyone who loves seafaring adventure, respects nature in all its aspects, enjoys a ribald romantic rivalry, and most of all finds whales fascinating. . . In other words, here's a novel we highly recommend" -- Chanticleer Reviews

     “5/5. . . one of the most grounded nature novels I have read. . . I highly recommend this book.” -- Seattle Book Reviews
     "An engaging, fascinating, exhilarating, deeply moving, always unexpected and thrillingly unpredictable work of fiction . . . which like any great work of fiction can change your worldview. . . almost impossible to put down." -- Reedsy Discovery Reviews
      ". . . as engrossing and lively as the lulling crashes of the sea." -- San Francisco Book Reviews

    "5 stars; This incredible book is an intriguing and important nature drama ... Entertaining and informative ... a novel that perfectly presents nature, wrapped in a package of pure enjoyment—an irresistible combination"--  Reader Views

     “. . . a vivid, engaging work of fiction. . . [that] offers mystery, twists and turns of plot . . .  especially recommended for readers who like strong natural history . . . cemented by human and animal concerns.” -- Midwest Book Review

     “5 stars. . . a compelling story that features romance, vivid descriptions, interesting characters, and remarkable writing. . . The prose is dazzling and the story as beautifully paced as it is cunningly plotted.” -- The Book Commentary
      "... moves as fast as an orca pod during a salmon run. . .  With humor and intrigue, we come to understand the inner lives of the orcas." --


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