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The Tidewater Tales (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf)

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Tell me a story... Katherine Shorter Sherritt Sagamore, 8 1/2 months pregnant, is a blue-blooded library scientist and founding mother of the American Society for the Preservation of Storytelling. Her husband Peter, 8 1/2 months nervous, is a blue-collar storyteller with a penchant for brevity. Sailing in the Chesapeake Bay, they tell each other tales to break the writer's block handed Peter by his Muse, to ease the weight of Katherine's pregnancy, to entertain, and to enlighten. Along with their stories, we learn of the Bay itself--past and present. The beloved Chesapeake, where young Peter once indulged his Huck Finn fantasy, is in danger of becoming what he dubs a moral cesspool; where nature is in a losing struggle with man; where the hallowed Deniston School for Girls is being pressured by the CIA to sell land to the Soviet embassy; and where the old Sagamore homestead might or might not be the newest espionage station on the shoreline.

Synopsis:

Barth's richest, most joyous novel yet describes a couple's journey on the Chesapeake Bay, a cruise that overflows with stories--of past lives and love, entanglements with the CIA and toxic waste, and inventive brushes with Don Quixote, Odysseus and Scheherazade.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801855566
Author:
Barth, John
Author:
Johnston, Mary
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
Maryland
Subject:
Authors -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Maryland PB Bks
Series:
Maryland paperback bookshelf
Series Volume:
122
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
655
Dimensions:
9.26x6.13x1.39 in. 1.99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Barth's richest, most joyous novel yet describes a couple's journey on the Chesapeake Bay, a cruise that overflows with stories--of past lives and love, entanglements with the CIA and toxic waste, and inventive brushes with Don Quixote, Odysseus and Scheherazade.
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