The Call: A Novel

Paperback | August 2, 2011

byYannick Murphy

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“Yannick Murphy, while being one of our most daring andoriginal writers, is first and foremost an exquisitely attuned observer ofhuman behavior. . . . Murphy’s work provides pretty much unexceededreading pleasure.” —Dave Eggers

Thewarm, wry, and patient voice of a veterinarian father tells the heartfelt storyof his young New England family enduring a moving trial of loyalty, hope, andfaith after they are confronted with an unthinkable crisis. Acclaimed author Yannick Murphy’s intimate narrative style and lovely prosewill enthrall readers of Rivka Galchen,Padgett Powell, and Murphy’s own Signed, Mata Hari.The Call is a “triumph of quiet humorand understated beauty” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) from anauthor that the New York Times Book Review calls “an extraordinarilygifted fabulist.”

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“Yannick Murphy, while being one of our most daring andoriginal writers, is first and foremost an exquisitely attuned observer ofhuman behavior. . . . Murphy’s work provides pretty much unexceededreading pleasure.” —Dave EggersThewarm, wry, and patient voice of a veterinarian father tells the heartfelt storyof his young New England fam...

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The daily rhythm of a veterinarian’s family in rural New England is shaken when a hunting accident leaves their eldest son in a coma. With the lives of his loved ones unhinged, the veterinarian struggles to maintain stability while searching for the man responsible. But in the midst of their great trial an unexpected visitor arrives, r...

Yannick Murphy is the author ofThe Call;Signed, Mata Hari;Here They Come; andThe Sea of Trees, as well as two story collections and several children's books. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Award, a Chesterfield Screenwriting Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Laurence L. & Thomas Winsh...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:August 2, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062023144

ISBN - 13:9780062023148

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a great book! I will buy this book for my adult children. It does have a different pattern of prose however it is easy to read and I could not put this book down.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nope, don't like it. I tried, I really did, but I just couldn't get into the rhythm of this book.
Date published: 2014-02-08

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The Call surprised me from the first page to the last and delighted me on every one in between. . . . I feel lucky to have read it.”