Ahab's Wife

Ahab's Wife : Or, the Star-Gazer: A Novel

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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 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 137.2 x 208.3 x 25.4mm | 612.36g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Harper Perennia
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060838744
  • 9780060838744
  • 168,356

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"Beautifully written. Lyrical...alluring and wise."--"Los Angeles Times"This is truly a grand...adventure story whose heroine survives on her intellect and courage."--"Newsday"An intense treat, powerfully written, "Ahab's Wife is one of the best contemporary novels I have read in years."--Louise Erdrich
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39,981 ratings
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4 33% (13,244)
3 18% (7,165)
2 6% (2,229)
1 3% (1,124)
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