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Preparing the Ghost An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer

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ISBN-10: 0871402831

ISBN-13: 9780871402837

Edition: 2014

Authors: Matthew Gavin Frank

List price: $22.95
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Description:

Harvey Moses was the eccentric Newfoundland reverend and amateur naturalistwho first photographed the near-mythic giant squid in 1874, drapingit over a shower curtain rod to display its magnitude. In Preparing the Ghost,what begins as Moses’s story becomes much more, as fellow squid-enthusiast MatthewGavin Frank boldly winds his narrative tentacles around history, creative nonfiction,science, memoir, and meditations about the interrelated nature of them all. In a full-hearted,lyrical style reminiscent of Geoff Dyer, Frank weaves in playful forays abouthis research trip to Moses’s Newfoundland home, Frank’s own childhood and familyhistory, and a catalog of bizarre facts and lists that recall…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 7/7/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English