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Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-gazer: A Novel (P.S.)
Ahab's Wife Or The Star-gazer A Novel - P.S.
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund
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. I...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061767654
ISBN-10: 0061767654
Publication Date: 6/1/2009
Pages: 704
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4.2 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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A complex and multi-layered story that kept me reading greedily until the final page. Naslund imagines the woman who would marry Moby Dick's Ahab, and gives her a lively history that outshines that of the captain himself. The rich historical detail and honest characters gave the novel great depth.

We meet the title character as a young girl and follow her through her life on the frontier, at a lighthouse keeper's cottage, on a whaling ship and as the wife of the venerable Ahab, but that marriage is only a small part of the story.

The moment I finished the book I wanted to read everything else Naslund had written.


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