Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-gazer: A Novel (P.S.) by Sena Jeter Naslund

By Sena Jeter Naslund

From the outlet line—"Captain Ahab used to be neither my first husband nor my last"—you will recognize that you're within the palms of a grasp storyteller and within the corporation of a desirable lady hero. encouraged via a short passage in Moby-Dick, Sena Jeter Naslund has created a charming and compellingly readable saga, spanning a wealthy, eventful, and dramatic lifestyles. right away a kinfolk drama, a romantic experience, and a portrait of a true and loving marriage, Ahab's Wife supplies new standpoint at the American experience.

This P.S. version gains an additional sixteen pages of insights into the publication, together with writer interviews, instructed examining, and more.

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No. ’’ She gestured again, as before. ‘‘For the Giant. ’’ Still I felt confused. ‘‘I’ll show you. The collar is on the ground around him. ’’ She scampered up the flat rocks till she reached the base of the tower, and there I saw several patches of stones, some dun, some purplish. ’’ She picked up a small dun rock. ’’ She licked the rock and held it toward me, and it was like a smooth lump of gold. ’’ I replaced the golden stone among its dull fellows. She shrugged. ’’ And she ran back down the boulders to our mud kitchen on the edge of the garden.

I was shocked not so much at the blow but by the calmness of my own voice. But tears had jumped into my eyes. He harnessed the buggy and rode away into the woods, lashing the horse. I watched through the cabin front window, which had just been unboarded from the winter. Often, as a younger child, I had followed him into the yard, sat upon the stump, lamented his leaving. No longer! Now, from the house I read him, crossing the window left to right, how the harried buggy and his flailing arm moved as a unit from the left pane of glass to the right pane of glass, and out of sight.

37 ‘‘This is the light of unbridled Nature,’’ my mother answered. ‘‘Of unveiled Nature,’’ Aunt put in. ’’ ‘‘You have a splotch of mud on your cheek,’’ my mother said, and she reached out and, slipping her nail under the edge of the dried mud, flicked it off. ’’ With the ball of her thumb, she rubbed away the last crumbs of the blemish. ’’ When I conveyed the instruction to Frannie, she was delighted, for she was forbidden to put so much as a toe in the water without an accompanying adult. On the little beach, we slid out of our pantaloons and held up our skirts.

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