- Author: Stanley Crawford
- Afterword:Ben Marcus
- Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
- Published: September 2008
- ISBN-10: 1564785122
- ISBN-13: 9781564785121
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 1988
- Subject: FICTION / Literary
"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.
"Log of the S.S. The Mrs. Unguentine is a captivating short work almost beyond description." -Verlyn Klinkenborg, The New Yorker
"No one captures the mind of a control freak like Stanley Crawford." -Ed Park, The Village Voice
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