Call Me Ahab A Short Story Collection

ISBN-10: 0803225334
ISBN-13: 9780803225336
Edition: 2009
Authors: Anne Finger
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Description: Imagine a Hollywood encounter between Helen Keller and Frida Kahlo, "two female icons of disability." Or the story of "Moby Dick, or, The Leg," told from Ahab's perspective. What if Vincent Van Gogh resided in a twentieth-century New York hotel,  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Imagine a Hollywood encounter between Helen Keller and Frida Kahlo, "two female icons of disability." Or the story of "Moby Dick, or, The Leg," told from Ahab's perspective. What if Vincent Van Gogh resided in a twentieth-century New York hotel, surviving on food stamps and direct communications with God? Or if the dwarf pictured in a seventeenth-century painting by Velazquez should tell her story? And, finally, imagine the encounter between David and Goliath from the Philistine's point of view. These are the characters who people history and myths as counterpoints to the "normal." And they are also the characters who populate Anne Finger's remarkable short stories. Affecting but never sentimental, ironic but never cynical, these wonderfully rich and comic tales reimagine life beyond the margins of "normality."

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