Ahab, A Love Story by Stephen Melillo

  • File Size: 46622 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Westwood Books Publishing LLC; 1 edition (June 6, 2018)
  • Publication Date: June 6, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

Description

Who is the Captain Ahab known to millions of readers? Didn’t a young

Ahab fall in love, and inhale the beauty of life? What happened to him?

What indescribable loss pierced him? How, when, and why did he become

Captain Ahab?

Given Ahab’s age and the date of the sinking, the backstory to Melville’s

Moby Dick, a work entitled “Ahab, a Love Story,” comes from a timeline that is

real. In this story, Ahab did live; he did love, and he did inhale the beauty of life.

History in this novel is actual. The ships’ names, manifests, and schedules

are authentic. The astrological events, geographies, cultures, places, embedded

stories, imprisonments, structures, battles…all occurred as documented in this

story. While doing the research, I became eerily intrigued by the way in which

everything lined up.

Superimposed upon this backdrop of actual history and true-to-life events,

we meet young Ahab, a fictional character. Yet, by story’s end, one will wonder. . .

Did young Ahab exist? For me, he did and does. So too did, and does, Abbie.

Enjoy & Godspeed! Stephen Melillo