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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Review: Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer

User Review  - Noel - Goodreads

A very ponderous book. At times an engaging but spends too much time exploring too many philosophical questions. Very anachronistic in the philosophies she explores. Maybe too ambitious. Read full review

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User Review  - Lue - Goodreads

I enjoyed Moby Dick in college and remember writing a couple of papers pertaining to its overriding themes of good v. evil, man's inhumanity, and spiritual searching. However, Ahab's Wife – a novel ... 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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