Call Me Ahab: A Short Story Collection
Imagine a Hollywood encounter between Helen Keller and Frida Kahlo, "two female icons of disability." Or the story of "Moby Dick, or, The Leg," told from Ahab's perspective. What if Vincent Van Gogh resided in a twentieth-century New York hotel, surviving on food stamps and direct communications with God? Or if the dwarf pictured in a seventeenth-century painting by Velazquez should tell her story? And, finally, imagine the encounter between David and Goliath from the Philistine's point of view.
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Helen and Frida
The Artist and the Dwarf
Comrade Luxemburg and Comrade Gramsci Pass Each Other at a Congress of the Second International in Switzerlandon the 10th of March 1912
The Blind Marksman
Moby Dick or The Leg
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