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Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer - Sena Jeter Naslund
Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer
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From the opening line—"Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last"—you will know that you are in the hands of a master storyteller and in the company of a fascinating woman hero. Inspired by a brief passage in Moby-Dick, Sena Jeter Naslund has created an enthralling and compellingly... show more
From the opening line—"Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last"—you will know that you are in the hands of a master storyteller and in the company of a fascinating woman hero. Inspired by a brief passage in Moby-Dick, Sena Jeter Naslund has created an enthralling and compellingly readable saga, spanning a rich, eventful, and dramatic life. At once a family drama, a romantic adventure, and a portrait of a real and loving marriage, Ahab's Wife gives new perspective on the American experience.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060838744 (0060838744)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 668
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer
This is basically Moby Dick fan fiction, with much of fan fiction's highest pleasures and one of it's most common problems. There are only a few paragraphs in Melville's Moby Dick mentioning Captain Ahab's unnamed young wife, a "sweet, resigned girl" he married at fifty, spent only one night in bed ...
jennytrout
jennytrout rated it
5.0 Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-gazer: A Novel (P.S.)
This was a strange read for me, in a good way. I started reading it years ago and really disliked it. I put it back on the shelf unfinished, and never really intended to give it another try, but for some reason, I never gave it away. So, this year I picked it up, starting reading it again, loved eve...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
4.0
Quite a backstory created from one of the biggest fish stories of all time.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
1.0 Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-gazer: A Novel (P.S.)
canada to brazil to sweden to UK to canada. Here we go - Chapter 1 A Mild Blue Day:Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my lastNantucket Light Boat
elisas8
elisas8 rated it
2.0 Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-gazer: A Novel (P.S.)
there is a lot to this book, and i'm sure a ton more that i missed. the story itself kept me interested enough, and i think the author handled the writing well. (she mimicked the style of melville in moby dick, not a style i enjoy reading. i don't think this is why the book took me so long to get...
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