The Women of Great Island
Dianne Comiskey, author
A colonial English public house, on an island in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, between the years 1690-1740, provides the setting. Established as a refuge and lookout station for on-shore whalers, the tavern becomes home to six women. First and third person narratives trace their stories and relationships--bonds that mirror the social, matriarchal behavior of the pilot whales the men hunt.