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Voyage of the Narwhal By Andrea Barrett (Williams College)

Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett (Williams College)

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"A luminous work of historical fiction that explores the far reaches of the Arctic and of men's souls." -Denver Post

Voyage of the Narwhal Summary

Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel by Andrea Barrett (Williams College)

Capturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration-the mid-nineteenth century romance with the Arctic-Andrea Barrett's compelling novel tells the story of a fateful expedition. Through the eyes of the ship's scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells, we encounter the Narwhal's crew, its commander, and the far-north culture of the Esquimaux. In counterpoint, we meet the women left behind in Philadelphia, explorers only in imagination. Together, those who travel and those who stay weave a web of myth and mystery, finally discovering what they had not sought, the secrets of their own hearts.

Voyage of the Narwhal Reviews

"Breathes with a contemporary urgency, an exhilarating adventure novel...A genuine page turner that long lingers in the mind." -- Philip Graham - Chicago Tribune
"Breathtaking...exquisitely written in every way...fully worthy of the massive, dangerous subject it undertakes." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
"[B]oth cunningly cerebral and hair-raisingly visceral...This is an astonishingly good book by a writer we must declare as major." -- Newsday
"A wonderful book in the truest sense of the word-wonder-filled." -- USA Today
"This novel takes off over the sea, straight out of history and into tragedy...We get to luxuriate in the promise of retribution and in finely calibrated, persuasive prose." -- The New Yorker
"Stunning...Barrett shows the arrogance and delusion that drove the age of exploration better than any nonfiction book could." -- Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Times

About Andrea Barrett (Williams College)

Andrea Barrett is the author of The Air We Breathe, Servants of the Map (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), The Voyage of the Narwhal, Ship Fever (winner of the National Book Award), and other books. She teaches at Williams College and lives in northwestern Massachusetts.

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Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel by Andrea Barrett (Williams College)
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