Legend Of A Suicide

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In a series of interconnected short stories, a boy watches his father spiral from divorce to suicide, and follows his search for the origin of his father's ruin.
David Hebblethwaite
Ha scritto il 23/02/12
Legend of a Suicide
David Vann’s Legend of a Suicide is one of those books that takes concepts like ‘novel’ and ‘short story collection’, tears them up into tiny pieces, and leaves the reader to make sense of the result. It comprises six chapters/stories, the longest of...Continua
Gail Paris
Ha scritto il 14/07/10
Beware of islands off alaska
What a writer,what a story. You need first to read about the writer's real story to understand this novella. At 14, the writer had a choice to go spend a year on an island with his father or not, he chose not to. In the novella, 14 year old Roy's fat...Continua
annemarie
Ha scritto il 29/04/10
I've been ignoring my literary reading in favour of quick&dirty detectives and farmville lately... This book (although I'm only a third into it) has made me realize why reading is bliss. Wow. Update: Finished it. Weird, stunning, moving and very very...Continua
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