“Jeffrey Ford is one the most imaginative writers in the business, and to see him tackle a sequel to one of the greatest novels ever written with his own style and flair should be a sight to behold.”
Captain Ahab lives! Yes, he survived his encounter with the whale. Sadly, rumors of his untimely death have caused him great damage; his wife and child left him for New York, and now he desperately needs to find them. He wishes to confront Ishmael, his former shipmate, the real author of Moby Dick.
His travels lead him to a sensationalist tabloid newspaper, The Gorgon’s Mirror, where Ishmael worked as a copy editor while writing the novel. There he meets George Harrow, and a deal is struck: Harrow wants an exclusive of Ahab’s fight for survival in exchange for helping the captain around the city. The investigation, much like Captain Ahab’s twisted story, will take him to dangerous and tragic depths.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Jeffrey Ford is one the most imaginative writers in the business, and to see him tackle a sequel to one of the greatest novels ever written with his own style and flair should be a sight to behold. Ford is the author of The Well-built City Trilogy, The Drowned Life, A Natural History of Hell, and most recently The Twilight Pariah, so he’s definitely no stranger to horror or fantasy. With Ahab’s Return, readers should delight in whatever weird direction he takes the further adventures of Captain Ahab. Releasing 28 August 2018 from William Morror, Ahab’s Return by Jeffrey Ford is available for pre-order now.