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Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer

Author : Naslund, Sena Jeter


A magnificent, vast, and enthralling saga, Sena Jeter Naslund’s Ahab’s Wife is a remarkable epic spanning a rich, eventful, and dramatic life. Inspired by a brief passage in Moby Dick, it is the story of Una, exiled as a child to live in a lighthouse, removed from the physical and emotional abuse of a religion-mad father. It is the romantic adventure of a young woman setting sail in a cabin boy’s disguise to encounter darkness, wonder, and catastrophe; the story of a devoted wife who witnesses her husband’s destruction by obsession and madness. Ultimately it is the powerful and moving story of a woman’s triumph over tragedy and loss through her courage, creativity, and intelligence.

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Format : Hardcover
Condition : Very Good
Edition : First Edition
Publisher : William Morrow
Date Published : 1999
ISBN : 0688171877
ISBN13 : 9780688171872

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