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Log of the S.S the Mrs UnguentineSKU:9781564785121 Supplier: Dalkey Archive Press Out of stock
Author: Stanley Crawford , By (author) Ben Marcus
Format: Paperback | 108 pages
Dimensions: 142 x 203 x 8mm | 454g
Publication date: 01 Oct 2008
"Forty years ago I first linked up with Unguentine and we made love on twin-hulled catamarans, sails a-billow, bless the seas..."
So begins the courtship of a certain Unguentine to the woman we know only as "Mrs. Unguentine," the chronicler of their sad, fantastical tale. For forty years, they sail the seas together, alone on a giant land-covered barge of their own devising. They tend their gardens, raise a child, invent an artificial forest--all the while steering clear of civilization.
"Log of the S.S. The Mrs. Unguentine" is a masterpiece of modern domestic life, a comic novel of closeness and difficulty, miscommunication and stubborn resolve. Rarely has a book so perfectly registered the secret solitude of marriage, how shared loneliness can result in a powerful bond.