Ship Fever


By Andrea Barrett
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393038538, 256pp.)

Publication Date: January 1996

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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The love of science, the science of love--and the struggle to reconcile the two--are the subjects of this remarkable collection, stories and a novella. Interweaving historical and fictional characters, these stories move between past and present as they negotiate the complex territory of ambition, failure, achievement, and shattered dreams.

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  1. In any story collection, the order of the stories is purposeful and meant to evoke certain connections and rhythms in the reader. How are the stories in Ship Fever arranged? How does that order influence your reading of the book as a whole?

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