By David Vann
"Like Melville, Faulkner, and McCarthy, Vann is already one of many nice ones of yank literature."—ABC(Spain)
“Vann's prose is as natural as a gulp of water from an Alaskan stream."—Financial Times
David Vann's mind-blowing debut Legend of a Suicide was once reviewed in over a one hundred fifty significant worldwide courses, received eleven prizes all over the world, was once on forty “best books of the year" lists, and tested its writer as a literary grasp. given that then, Vann has added an excellent physique of labor, receiving, between others, top international novel in France and Spain (France's Prix Medicis Etranger, Spain's Premi Llibreter), a California booklet Award, and the mid-career St. Francis university Literary Prize. Aquarium, his implosive new ebook and primary to be released by way of Grove, will take Vann to a much wider viewers than ever before.
Twelve yr outdated Caitlin lives by myself along with her mother—a docker on the neighborhood box port—in backed housing subsequent to an airport in Seattle. on a daily basis, whereas she waits to be picked up after institution, Caitlin visits the neighborhood aquarium to check the fish. staring at on the creatures in the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe past her personal. while she befriends an previous guy on the tanks sooner or later, who turns out as enamored of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a depressing kinfolk mystery and propels her once-blissful courting together with her mom towards a precipice of terrifying consequence.
In crystalline, chiseled but swish prose, Aquarium takes us into the center of a courageous younger woman whose eager for love and skill for forgiveness transforms the broken humans round her. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting tale from the most effective American writers of our time.
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Aquarium by David Vann