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Dayswork : a novel / Chris Bachelder & Jennifer Habel.

Bachelder, Chris, (author.). Habel, Jennifer, (author.).


"Dayswork tells the story of a woman who spends the endless days of the pandemic sorting fact from fiction in the life and work of Herman Melville. Obsessed by what his devotion to his art reveals about cost, worth, and debt, she delves into Melville's impulsive purchase of a Massachusetts farmhouse, his fevered revision of Moby-Dick there, his intense friendship with neighbor Nathaniel Hawthorne, and his troubled and troubling marriage to Elizabeth Shaw. As the narrator's fascination grows and her research deepens, she examines Melville's effect on the imagination and lives of generations of biographers and writers, including Elizabeth Hardwick and Robert Lowell. Ultimately, her quarantine project is a midlife reckoning with her own marriage and ambition."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781324065401 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1324065400 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 230 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2023]
Subject: Women authors > Fiction.
Self-realization in women > Fiction.
Biographers > Fiction.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 > Fiction.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.


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Covington Branch BACHE C (Text) 33126025753348 New Adult Fiction Available -
Erlanger Branch BACHE C (Text) 33126025753298 New Adult Fiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch BACHE C (Text) 33126022701951 New Adult Fiction Available -

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