Scranton, Pennsylvania: William Morrow & Co., 1999. Christopher Wormell. First Edition. Quarter cloth and boards. Tall & thick 8vo (7 3/4" by 9 3/4"), quarter cloth over boards, B&W woodcut frontispiece & 13 additional cuts by Christopher Wormell, dust jacket (unclipped), 668 pages. 2+ lbs. Near Mint / Near Mint. Item #315
Spin-off saga based on Melville's Moby Dick. Naslund recounts the epical and rromantic adventures of Una who is reared in a lighthouse in order to keep her safe from an abusive, religion-soaked father. Later, she disguises herself as a cabin boy and sets sail. Finally, she becomes the devoted wife of Ahab, who resembles her father in his obsessiveness. Ever adaptive, she succeeds in overcoming tragedy through her courage and intelligence.