Ship Fever

by Andrea Barrett | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Exceptional tales of emancipation and evolution at the birth of the modern era. 'Beautiful stories about the wonder and work of science. The title novella describes the horrors of typhus in the newly arrived Irish immigrants to Quebec, and suggests that, in epidemics, medicine is more a piece of politics than a form of science. In Barrett's hands, science is transformed from hard and known fact into malleable, strange and thrilling fictional material.' Boston Globe 'Many of these stories are set in the late nineteenth century, the adolescence of modern science. Barrett's women are often scoffed at for their love of learning. Some try to use science as a currency with which to buy acceptance in a male-dominated world. But no character relates only to his or her work. Barrett builds her fictions like stones thrown into prose ponds: science is the stone, while human dramas, personal and social, are the concentric rings that radiate beautifully outward.' Newsday

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