The Vanishing Man by Aaron BushkowskyThe Vanishing Man by Aaron Bushkowsky

The Vanishing Man

byAaron Bushkowsky

Paperback | July 19, 2005

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The Vanishing Man is a collection of linked short stories about a man trying to come to terms with his past, a religious upbringing, in an ever-changing personal world that constantly throws him into self-doubt. He marries, finds happiness, only to go through a terrible divorce. He recovers, finds true love, marries, and goes through another terrible divorce and family death. He goes into therapy and tries to make sense of his failures and unhappiness by attempting to reclaim his past life. But this only partly succeeds. It’s not until the man discovers his true self that he is finally able to find hope, and his love of life again.

This is a book about faith, families, and the meaning of love, told from a distinctly masculine point of view. The men in these stories are often defined by what they don’t say, what they do instead, and how they react to each other between the lies and between the lines. They are often right about everything except themselves and it’s within this hazy, poetic world of self-doubt that the narrator of the stories lives and breathes.

Aaron Bushkowsky is a poet, playwright, and screenplay writer. His first collection of poetry, ed and mabel go to the moon (1994), was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award. His second collection, Mars is for Poems was published in 2002. He has published two books of drama, Strangers Among Us and The Waterhead and Other Plays, both p...
Title:The Vanishing ManFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:260 pages, 7.6 × 5.26 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:7.6 × 5.26 × 0.7 inPublished:July 19, 2005Publisher:Cormorant BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1896951589

ISBN - 13:9781896951584