Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer
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AHAB'S WIFE: OR, THE STAR-GAZER
by Sena Jeter Naslund
illustrated by Christopher Wormell
published by Perennial
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.
- paperback: 688 pages
- product dimensions: 133 x 28 x 203 mm