Like moby-dick, River Bend Chronicle mixes together narrative and essays, not always in chronological order.
the great white whale in Herman Melville's novel; by extension, anything large and impressive
1851 novel Moby Dick
(1851) A novel by Herman Melville. Its central character, Captain Ahab, engages in a mad, obsessive quest for Moby Dick, a great white whale. The novel opens with the famous sentence “Call me Ishmael.”