Ahab's Wife

by Sena Jeter Naslund | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780688177850 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/29/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, January 29, 2023
I got this book at a local charity shop. As one might guess, it's inspired by the barely-mentioned character from Melville's classic Moby-Dick, and turns her from the faithful wife left alone in port while her increasingly-obsessed husband hunts the white whale into a woman with considerably more life-experience than Melville might have credited. (The book features atmospheric illustrations by Christopher Wormell.)

I was curious about the novel, and found bits of it intriguing and some of the writing quite lyrical - but, overall, Una seemed a bit too good to be quite believable. Oh, I've read enough history of the period to know that there were indeed women who did the things she does - including masquerading as a youth to get on a ship - but for one woman to do ALL of those things was pushing it a bit {wry grin}.

Released 3 mos ago (6/1/2023 UTC) at -- Wild Released Somewhere In Waltham in Waltham, Massachusetts USA


I left this book on a wall outside The Federal seafood restaurant in Waltham MA before having a delicious dinner. Hope someone enjoys the book!

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** Released for the 2023 June Brides challenge. **

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