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The Voyage of the Narwhal - Abridged by Andrea Barrett
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The Voyage of the Narwhal - Abridged

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Narrator Peter Riegert
Length 5 hours 32 minutes
Language English
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Capturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth century romance with the Arctic, Andrea Barrett focuses on a particular expedition and its accompanying scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells.  Through his eyes, we meet the Narwhal's crew and its commander--obsessed with the search for an open polar sea--and encounter the far north culture of the Esquimaux.  In counterpoint, we see the women left behind in Philadelphia, explorers only in imagination.  Together, those who travel and those who stay weave a web of myth and mystery.  And they finally discover--as all explorers do--not what was always there and never needed discovering, but the state of their own souls.

Andrea Barrett, winner of the National Book Award in Fiction in 1996 for Ship Fever, has also received a Fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation and an honorary degree from Union College.  She teaches in the MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College.  The author of four previous novels, Barrett lives in Rochester, New York.

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