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Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-Gazer Summary
Sena Jeter Naslund

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Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-Gazer Summary

Plot Summary

Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Maslund is the story of a woman named Una whose life was dominated by the sea from an early age. She disguises herself as a boy and runs away to sea to work as a cabin boy and has many adventures. She watches her husband, Captain Ahab, go into madness after losing his leg to the whale Moby Dick. After his death, she makes a life for herself. Ahab's Wife is Una's story of the life she lived and how she found peace and fulfillment.

Una was born and raised in Kentucky, where she lived until she clashed too much with her father over religion. Fearing for Una's life, her mother sends her to live with her aunt and uncle on Nantucket Island. Una adjusts to life on the island where her only companion is her young cousin Frannie. When Una is sixteen...

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