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Poils of the huntMercy fifteen years old is the diminutive scion of the Rathbone clan Her father the last in the dynasty of New England whalers has been lost at sea for seven years ever since the last sperm whale was seen off the coast of Naiwayonk Connecticut Mercy's memories of her father and of the time before he left grow dimmer each day and she spends most of her time in the attic hideaway of her reclusive Uncle Mordecai who teaches her the secrets of Greek history and nav This is one of the best novels I ve read in the past year it s part historical novel allegory fable family saga and fictional memoir It is Janice Clark s first book and she is a rare talent one I ll be watching Without giving too much away the story of The Rathbone family is set in the mid nineteenth century on the sea faring coast of Connecticut The males of the family are whalers the progeny of Moses Rathbone There are disturbing aspects to the family history but handled with a matter of fact non sensational prose The full weight of the secrets dawn slowly peeled back bit by bit from the shrouds of time

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A literary adventure set in New England Janice Clark's gothic debut chronicles one hundred years of a once prosperous seafaring dynastyMoses the revered patriarch of the Rathbone family possessed an otherworldly instinct for spotting the whale But years of bad decisions by the heirs to his fortune have whittled his formerly robust family down to just one surviving member a young girl left to live in the broken down ancestral mansion that at one time had glowed golden with the s This may have been the weirdest book I have ever read And I ve read a lot of really weird booksSome topics covered in this book whaling basic carpentry pickling techniues sperm whale anatomy inbreeding wife swapping kidnapping polygamyIt s just a multitude of creepiness yet I couldn t put it down It was completely surreal absolutely weird and at times than a bit icky and yet I really enjoyed it and was bummed that it stopped It follows the adventures of Mercy as she uncovers the secrets of her family the Rathbones in whaling and totally fictional New England And if you think your family has issues wow yo

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Igation through his collection of moldering books But when a strange violent visitor turns up one night on the widow's walk Mercy and Mordecai are forced to flee the house and set sail on a journey that will bring them deep into the haunted history of the Rathbone familyInspired by The Odyssey and infused with beautifully detailed descriptions of the realities of coastal and ship life reminiscent of Moby Dick Janice Clark's magnificent debut is a spellbinding literary adventure I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads I really wanted to like it but I couldn t find anything to care about in the characters or the story The mix of history and fantasy just didn t work It seemed lifeless and contrived Having said that I know I m a minority opinion so it could be your cup of tea


10 thoughts on “The Rathbones

  1. says:

    This may have been the weirdest book I have ever read And I've read a lot of really weird booksSome topics covered in this book whaling basic carpentry pickling techniues sperm whale anatomy inbreeding wife swapping kidnapping polygamyIt's just a multitude of creepiness yet I couldn't put it down It was completely surreal absolutely weird and at times than a bit icky and yet I really enjoyed it and was bummed

  2. says:

    So An interesting and incredibly juicy premise of a whaling family wholly populated by and due to incest an adventure that span multiple islands with old enigmatic people working at looms crazy old people filling their house with beauty because they themselves have none a Penelope like woman supposedly waiting for a husband that lef

  3. says:

    From The Millions articleThe Rathbones by Janice Clark The Rathbones is the most sui generis debut you’re likely to encounter this year Think Moby Dick directed by David Lynch from a screenplay by Gabriel Garcia Maruezwith Charles Addams doing the set design and The Decembrists supplying the chanteys Initially the story of the last surviving member of an eccentric 19th Century whaling dynasty it becomes the story of

  4. says:

    2 stars Meh Just okHave you ever ordered something from a restaurant and when the waiter sets down your dish you instantly knew they had served the wrong entree And then when you tell the surly waiter No I ordered XYZ they

  5. says:

    The night I finished reading The Rathbones I dreamed of water and ruin I woke up this morning and had to remind myself that I'm in Kansas not near the ocean and nowhere in the vicinity of a ship or a widow's walk Imagery of water we

  6. says:

    This is one of the best novels I've read in the past year it's part historical novel allegory fable family saga and ficti

  7. says:

    Such a great read The Rathbone's is an unusual and uniue tale It was like reading a classic it has a courageous heroine named Mercy a coming

  8. says:

    In its basic concepts the book comes down to a story about the Rathbones a whaling family their wives and descenda

  9. says:

    I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads I really wanted to like it but I couldn't find anything to care about in the characters or the story The mix of history and fantasy just didn't work It seemed lifeless and contrived Having said that I know I'm a minority opinion so it could be your cup of tea

  10. says:

    After completing this book I felt I had just stepped off that Mr Toad ride at Disneyland Funky and freaky Gothi