Legend Of A Suicide: Stories by David Vann

Legend Of A Suicide: Stories

byDavid Vann

Paperback | March 16, 2010

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“The reportorial relentlessness of [David] Vann’s imagination often makes his fiction seem less written than chiseled. A small, lovely book has been written out of his large and evident pain.”—New York Times Book Review

 In Legend of a Suicide, his heartbreaking semi-autobiographical debut story-collection, David Vann relates the story of a young man trying to come to terms with the guilt and pain of his father’s suicide. The wild outback of the author’s native Alaska acts as the ideal backdrop for this collage of six stories—a novella and five shorts—and mirrors the author’s own psychological wilderness. From “an important new voice in American literature” (Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain) comes an unforgettable exploration of the tragic gaps between one boy and his father.

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Published in twenty languages, David Vann's internationally bestselling books have won fifteen prizes, including best foreign novel in France and Spain, and have appeared on seventy-five Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen countries. He's written for theNew York Times,Atlantic,Esquire,Outside,Sunset,Men's Journal,McSweeney's, and m...
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Title:Legend Of A Suicide: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:March 16, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061875848

ISBN - 13:9780061875847

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“The book is as dark, stormy, and beautiful as the ragged Aleutian coast.”