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The Rathbones

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A literary adventure set in New England, Janice Clark's gothic debut chronicles one hundred years of a once prosperous seafaring dynasty.

Moses, the revered patriarch of the Rathbone family, possessed an otherworldly instinct for spotting the whale. But years of bad decisions by the heirs to his fortune have whittled his formerly robust family down to just one surviving member: a young girl, left to live in the broken-down ancestral mansion that at one time had glowed golden with the spoils of the hunt.

Mercy, fifteen years old, is the diminutive scion of the Rathbone clan. Her father, the last in the dynasty of New England whalers, has been lost at sea for seven years—ever since the last sperm whale was seen off the coast of Naiwayonk, Connecticut. Mercy's memories of her father and of the time before he left grow dimmer each day, and she spends most of her time in the attic hideaway of her reclusive Uncle Mordecai, who teaches her the secrets of Greek history and navigation through his collection of moldering books. But when a strange, violent visitor turns up one night on the widow's walk, Mercy and Mordecai are forced to flee the house and set sail on a journey that will bring them deep into the haunted history of the Rathbone family.

Inspired by The Odyssey and infused with beautifully detailed descriptions of the realities of coastal and ship life reminiscent of Moby Dick, Janice Clark's magnificent debut is a spellbinding literary adventure.

About the Author

Janice Clark is a writer and designer who lives in Chicago. She grew up in Mystic, Connecticut, land of whaling and pizza.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804148375
Author:
Clark, Janice
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Author:
Spencer, Erin
Author:
de Cuir, Gabrielle
Author:
Campbell, Malcolm
Author:
er
Author:
Cuir, Gabrielle De
Author:
Erin Spenc
Author:
Campbell, Cassandra
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
whaling;fiction;new england;historical fiction;gothic
Edition Description:
Twelve CD
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.96 x 5.1 x 1.17 in 0.68 lb

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