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One early reader described this book as "a triumph of obsession, a masterful weaving of myth and science, of exploration and mystery, of love and nature." All that it is. More prosaically, Preparing the Ghost is the story of one 19th century Newfoundlander (Rev. Moses Harvey) and his Melville-worthy fascination with a single sea creature (the Giant Squid). The story would be fascinating even if it was that simple, but in the riffs, climbs, and forays of author Matthew Gavin Frank, the narrative carries a power all its own. Another pre-publication enthusiast called this magnificent obsession "the most original book I have read in years." Editor's recommendation.