Patrick Ness' And The Ocean Was Our Sky looks at Moby Dick story through the eyes of a whale

Author Patrick Ness and his latest book, And The Ocean Was Our Sky.
Author Patrick Ness and his latest book, And The Ocean Was Our Sky.PHOTOS: JAY WILLIAMS, WALKER BOOKS

SINGAPORE - In the books of young adult author Patrick Ness, there is often an inversion, a flipping of the world as we know it on its head.

It is not the jealous queen who murders the beautiful young woman, for instance. In The Rest Of Us Just Live Here (2015), a story about the apocalypse, the narrator is the kid just trying to get through high school while some other Chosen Ones save the world in the background.

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