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              Halibut on the Moon

              Halibut on the Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Vann, David

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              International bestselling and award winning author David Vann's new novel, Halibut on the Moon is a portrait of a devastating mind held captive by depression.

              ISBN 9781925773514
              Published AU 2 Apr 2019
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              Aquarium

              Aquarium (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Vann, David

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              I was going to be an ichthyologist when I grew up. I was going to live in Australia or Indonesia or Belize or the Red Sea and spend most of my day submerged in that same warm water. A fishtank stretching thousands of miles. The problem with the aquarium was that we couldn't join ...them. Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother in subsidised housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamoured of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother towards a precipice of terrifying consequence. In crystalline and graceful prose, Aquarium takes us into the heart of a brave young girl whose longing for love and capacity for forgiveness transform the damaged people around her. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting story from one of the best writers working today.
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              ISBN 9781922182708
              Published AU 25 Feb 2015
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              Goat Mountain
               

              Goat Mountain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Vann, David

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              Three generations of men hunt for deer on Goat Mountain. One hot autumn day, grandfather, son and grandson discover a poacher on their land. The eleven-year-old studies the poacher through the scope of his father's rifle-and pulls the trigger. Goat Mountain is an intensely powerf...ul novel about how these men, and their boy, deal with the poacher's death, and with his body. In prose devastating and beautiful in its precision, David Vann explores our most primal urges, the ties that bind us, and the consequences of our actions-what we owe for what we've done. In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy, this is a dark, brutal but magnificent book, the best Vann has yet written.
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              ISBN 9781921922909
              Published AU 25 Sep 2013
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              Dirt

              Dirt (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Vann, David

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              The year is 1985 and 22-year-old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded old house with a walnut orchard in a suburb of Sacramento. He doesn't know who his father is, his abusive grandfather is dead, and his grandmother, losing her memory, has been shipped... off to a nursing home. Galen and his mother survive on old family money-an inheritance that his Aunt Helen and 17-year-old cousin, Jennifer, are determined to get their hands on. A bulimic vegetarian who considers himself an old soul, Galen is a New Age believer on a warpath towards transcendence, practising meditation, firewalking, etheric surgery and authentic movement. He yearns for transformation: to free himself from the corporeal, to be as weightless as air, to walk on water. But he's powerless to stop the manic binges that overtake him, leading him to gorge on meat and other forbidden desires, including sex. A prisoner of his body, he is obssessed with thoughts of the boldly flirtatious Jennifer, and dreams of shedding himself of the clinging mother whose fears and needs also weigh him down. When the family takes a trip to an old cabin in the Sierras, near South Lake Tahoe, tensions come to a climax. Caught in a compromising position, Galen will discover the shocking truth of just how far he will go to attain the transcendence he craves.
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              ISBN 9781921922572
              Published AU 26 Apr 2012
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              A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea
               

              A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea (Paperback)

              By Vann, David

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              Work so that you can keep working. It seemed a proposition that could easily end in suicide. I wanted to escape this. I wanted to free myself from the working world and have time to write. And I wanted adventure. Grendel could never free me, but this boat could. David Vann has lo...ved boats all his life. So when his academic career seems to be stuck in the doldrums, he leaps at the opportunity to start an educational charter business, teaching creative writing workshops aboard a sailboat. But a trip to Turkey sees him dreaming bigger-and before he knows it, he is at the helm of his own ninety-foot boat, running charters along the Turkish coast. And here his troubles begin. Sinking deep into debt, and encountering everything from a lost rudder to freak storms, Vann is on the verge of losing everything-including his life. Part high-seas adventure, part journey of self-discovery, A Mile Down is a gripping and unforgettable story of struggle and redemption by a writer at the top of his game.
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              ISBN 9781922182081
              Published AU 26 Feb 2014
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              Bright Air Black

              Bright Air Black (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Vann, David

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              It is 13th century B.C. and aboard the ship Argo, Medea, Jason and the Argonauts make their return journey across the Black Sea from Persia's Colchis, in possession of the Golden Fleece. David Vann, in brilliant poetic prose, gives us a nuanced and electric portrait of one of Gre...ek mythology's most fascinating and notorious figures, Medea; an ancient tale reimagined through the eyes of the woman often cast as sorceress and monster. Atmospheric and spellbinding, Bright Air Black is an indispensable and provocative take on one of our earliest texts and the most intimate and corporal version of Medea's story ever told.
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              ISBN 9781925355208
              Published AU 20 Mar 2017
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              A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea
               

              A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Vann, David

              If you've ever owned a sailboat or had a friend who did, you know how it begins: with a dream. You dream about the ship, and gradually the dream consumes you. Practical considerations lose all meaning ... until, inevitably, the dream morphs into a nightmare. David Vann is familia...r with that nightmare. His begins in Turkey: a thirty-year-old tourist, he stumbles across the steel frame of a ninety-foot sailboat that cries out to be built. From friends, family, and credit cards, he borrows the $150,000 to construct the ship. The Turkish builders take shameless advantage of him, eventually charging him over $500,000. On the edge of financial ruin, Vann starts a chartering business. But, when some new part of the ship isn't falling apart, he encounters freak storms. As his debts escalate, Vann begins to wonder if he is merely repeating his father's dreams and failures at sea--which ended with his father's suicide. At once a page-turning true story of adventure on the open ocean and an archetypal tale of one man's attempt to overcome fate and realize his dream, A Mile Down is an unforgettable story of struggle and redemption by a writer at the top of his form.
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              ISBN 9781560257103
              Released AU 15 Jun 2005
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              Caribou Island
                

              Caribou Island (EPUB ebook)

              By Vann, David

              Gary, driven by thirty years of diverted plans, and Irene are trying to rebuild their life together. Across the water on the mainland, Irene and Gary's grown daughter, Rhoda is starting her own life. She fantasizes about the perfect wedding day, whilst her betrothed, Jim the dent...ist, wonders about the possibility of an altogether different future.
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              ISBN 9780141931067
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              Released AU 27 Jan 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Legend of a Suicide
                

              Legend of a Suicide (EPUB ebook)

              By Vann, David

              Roy is still young when his father, a failed dentist and hapless fisherman, commits suicide on the deck of his boat. Throughout his life, Roy returns to that moment, gripped by its memory and the shadow it casts over his small-town boyhood. Finally, Roy lays his father's ghost to... rest. But not before he exacts a gruelling, exhilarating revenge.
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              ISBN 9780141930886
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              Released AU 29 Oct 2009
              Publisher Penguin
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              Aquarium
               

              Aquarium (EPUB ebook)

              By Vann, David

              Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother in subsidised housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses... a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamoured of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother towards a precipice of terrifying consequence. In crystalline and graceful prose, Aquarium takes us into the heart of a brave young girl whose longing for love and capacity for forgiveness transform the damaged people around her. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting story from one of the best writers working today. David Vann's internationally bestselling books have won fifteen prizes, including best foreign novel in France and Spain, and appeared on seventy-five Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen countries. David is currently a Professor at the University of Warwick in England and Honorary Professor at the University of Franche-Comte in France. 'Vann is a brave writer, daring to write about and depict things that most other authors would baulk at, but that's what makes him so good - that unflinching eye for the darkness you could potentially find in any of us, given the wrong chain of events.'Independent 'Unlike Vann's other novels, which exist in a closed system of violence and despair, this story offers redemption.'Kirkus Reviews 'Since electrifying the literary world five years ago with his debut novel, Legend of a Suicide, Vann has racked up an astonishing number of international awards. This lovely, wrenching novel should add to that list.' STARRED Review, Library Journal '[Vann] is the real thing-a mature, risk-taking and fantastically adept fiction writer who dares go to the darkest places, explore
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              ISBN 9781925095630
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              Published AU 25 Feb 2015
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
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