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David Vann, Halibut on the Moon - Fiction!

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Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:00pm
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Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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Award winning writer David Vann’s intimate new novel Halibut on the Moon is narrated from the perspective of a man in the final days of his life, tracing the roots of his mental illness as he attempts to anchor himself to the places and people that once shaped his sense of identity.

With the intensity of Greek tragedy, the characters in David Vann’s fiction are often found “hurtling irretrievably toward a dark outcome, and while putting the book down might save you from it, you can’t stop reading, just as you can’t unlearn its truths” (Los Angeles Times). A winner of 14 major literary prizes and an internationally bestselling New York Times Notable author, Vann’s dark and intimate new novel is narrated from the perspective of a man in the final days of his life, tracing the roots of his mental illness as he attempts to anchor himself to the places and people that once shaped his sense of identity. Though it stands on its own, this novel marks a return after 20 years to the subject matter of Vann’s prize-winning debut collection, Legend of a Suicide, which portrayed a boy’s difficult relationship with his suicidal father. Halibut on the Moon is a searing exploration of a man held captive by the dark logic of depression and struggling mightily to wrench himself free. In vivid and haunting prose, Vann offers us an aching portrait of a mind in peril, searching desperately for some hope of redemption.

David Vann’s internationally-bestselling books have been published in 23 languages, won 14 prizes, and appeared on 83 Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen countries. A former Guggenheim fellow, he is currently a Professor at the University of Warwick in England and Honorary Professor at the University of Franche-Comté in France.

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