Weeping with an Ancient God

Weeping with an Ancient God

by Ted Morrissey

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Weeping with an Ancient God is a novella set in the Marquesas Islands in the summer of 1842. The protagonist, Melvill, has jumped ship from the whaler Acushnet into a wild, savage and exotically beautiful land. Melvill contemplates his dangerous present, his sad past, and his wholly uncertain future on an island teeming with cannibals. The novella is based on author Herman Melville's real-life adventures as a young seaman.

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BN ID: 2940150616370
Publisher: Twelve Winters Press
Publication date: 08/08/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 162
File size: 213 KB

About the Author

Ted Morrissey is the author of the novels An Untimely Frost and Men of Winter, the novelette Figures in Blue, and stories and essays in more than thirty journals, among them Glimmer Train, PANK, Writers Ask and the North American Review. A Ph.D. in English studies, he has also published The Beowulf Poet and His Real Monsters, winner of the D. Simon Evans Prize for distinguished scholarship. He lives with his wife Melissa near Springfield, Illinois. Together they have five adult children and a rescued silky terrier named Einstein. Visit at tedmorrissey.com.

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