Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer: A Novel - download pdf or read online

By Sena Jeter Naslund

ISBN-10: 0060585854

ISBN-13: 9780060585853

ISBN-10: 0688177859

ISBN-13: 9780688177850

From the hole line—"Captain Ahab was once neither my first husband nor my last"—you will understand that you're within the arms of a grasp storyteller and within the corporation of a desirable girl hero. encouraged through a short passage in Moby-Dick, Sena Jeter Naslund has created a charming and compellingly readable saga, spanning a wealthy, eventful, and dramatic existence. immediately a kinfolk drama, a romantic event, and a portrait of a true and loving marriage, Ahab's Wife offers new standpoint at the American experience.

This P.S. version gains an additional sixteen pages of insights into the e-book, together with writer interviews, advised interpreting, and more.

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Those roses were the first time nature surprised me; for the first time she exceeded not only what I wanted but what I had imagined possible. ’’ At the corner of my eye, I saw a goat jumping, jumping as though to greet us. And then when I looked closer, it was a white apron flapping, and a little girl, jumping and jumping—Cousin Frannie. And I remembered that Aunt Agatha had written I would be good company for her little girl, isolated on the Island. She was four, and I loved her at once for her joyful jumping.

I waved, one quick pass of the palm through the air—his style of wave— and thought now we were reversed, now he sat on the stump and I rode away in the buggy. I knew that he was sad. And much more. A S W E P A S S E D through the woods, though it was a warm day, my body felt cold, especially my hands, which were clinched tight into fists. On either side of me I pressed my cold knuckles against the buggy bench for balance. Before long, my mother transferred both reins to one hand and with the other covered my cold fist.

She never turned to look at me, nor did I want to distract her, and I never called any words of encouragement except as the mind blazes out messages brighter than a lighthouse. Fly! Fly! as she leapt and landed, the floe she landed on already taking her downstream. 14 ‘‘The Crossing’’ At last the treacherous midsection of river was traversed. She was far from me now—a dark upright using the flatness: flying and landing, running and leaping, from floe to floe. I saw shapes in the ice rafts, mostly like enormous animals, flat, not like a natural swan or bear but flat as a cookie animal or a tin weathervane.

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