Human Parts
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Human Parts

This Is Us

The Last Great Vacation

How a pre-pandemic whale swim brought me eye to eye with a humpback — and my own mortality

The whales are playing hard to get. It’s a sunny day off the coast of Vava’u island group, and my father, sister, and I have set off in search of humpbacks. The Tongan archipelago is known for a migrating population of over 2,000…



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Sarah Kasbeer

Fiction writer and essayist. I wrote a book: A WOMAN, A PLAN, AN OUTLINE OF A MAN. More: