The Pequod's Coffin by Joshua Flenniken
Approx. 79,140 words.
Published on October 3, 2012 by
Black Rose Writing.
The Pequod's Coffin is a comedic indictment of greed and the baser elements of American culture. Ishmael Stockton, named by his father after the narrator of Moby Dick (though he has never read it), finds himself swept by circumstance into working for a vast, faceless hospital patient financing corporation.