Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star-Gazer

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Women's Press, 2001 - Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character) - 655 pages
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Una Spenser is sent away as a child to live in a lighthouse, but runs away to sea disguised as a cabin boy, going on to encounter disasters, murder, romance and marriage to Captain Ahab, whom the reader sees through Una's eyes before the white whale takes his leg and sends him mad.

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Amazing imagery allows the reader to "be there." - LibraryThing
And I quite like Naslund's lyrical prose style. - LibraryThing
I can't say enough about Sena Jeter Naslund's prose. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Katie Garner - Goodreads

Actually a 2.5 for me. Loved the first half of the book but felt that the author just didn't know where the rest of it was going and lost me in the end. Read full review

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User Review  - Sheri Neeley - Goodreads

This was among, sometimes difficult read. The story moves around and covers years of time. I'm writing this review several years after finishing the book, and have to say that parts of this story ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Sena Jeter Naslund was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1942. She received a Bachelor's degree from Birmingham Southern College, where she received the B.B. Comer Medal in English, and a Master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has taught at the University of Louisville, the University of Montana, Indiana University (Bloomington), Vermont College, and the University of Montevallo. She has written several books including The Disobedience of Water, Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette, and Adam and Eve. She has won numerous awards including the Harper Lee Award, the Hall-Waters Southern Prize, the Southeastern Library Association Award, and the Alabama Library Association Award.

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