Feast day of the cannibals
Lock, Norman, 1950- author.

Feast day of the cannibals

Lock, Norman, 1950- author.


Physical Description
237 pages ; 20 cm.

"In the sixth stand-alone book in The American Novels series, Shelby Ross, a merchant ruined by the depression of 1873-79, is hired as a New York City Custom House appraiser under inspector Herman Melville, the embittered, forgotten author of Moby-Dick. On the docks, Ross befriends a genial young man and makes an enemy of a despicable one, who attempts to destroy them by insinuating that Ross and the young man share an unnatural affection. Ross narrates his story to his childhood friend Washington Roebling, chief engineer of the soon-to-be-completed Brooklyn Bridge. As he is harried toward a fate reminiscent of Ahab's, he encounters Ulysses S. Grant, dying in a brownstone on the Upper East Side; Samuel Clemens, who will publish Grant's Memoirs; and Thomas Edison, at the dawn of the electrification of the city. Feast Day of the Cannibals charts the harrowing journey of a tormented heart during America's transformative age."--Publisher description.

Personal Subject
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891-Fiction.
Roebling, Washington Augustus, 1837-1926-Fiction.
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885-Fiction.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910-Fiction.
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931-Fiction.

Geographic Term
United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.

American novels ; 6
American novels series ; 6.

Biographical fiction. gsafd
Historical fiction. gsafd


Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryAvailability
BookLOCK32530609927353Main JCPLAdult Fiction Area