Download and read online Caribou Island in PDF and EPUB On a small island in a glacier-fed lake on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, a marriage is unravelling. Gary, driven by thirty years of diverted plans, and Irene, haunted by a tragedy in her past, are trying to rebuild their life together. Following the outline of Gary's old dream, they're hauling logs out to Caribou Island in good weather and in terrible storms, in sickness and in health, to patch together the kind of cabin that drew them to Alaska in the first place. 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 dentist, wonders about the possibility of an altogether different future. From the author of the massively-acclaimed Legend of a Suicide, comes a devastating novel about a marriage, a couple blighted by past shadows and the weight of expectation, of themselves and of each other. Brilliantly drawn and fiercely honest in its depiction of love and disappointment, David Vann's first novel confirms him as one of America's most dazzling writers of fiction.
Download and read online Caribou Island in PDF and EPUB “Dazzling…. Vann knows the darkness but he writes from the compassionate light of art. This is an essential book.” —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain “Exceptional….An unflinching portrait of bad faith and bad dreams.” —Ron Rash, author of Burning Bright Set against the backdrop of Alaska’s unforgiving wilderness, Caribou Island is David Vann’s dark and captivating tale of a marriage pulled apart by rage and regret. With this eagerly anticipated debut novel, a masterful follow-up to his internationally bestselling short fiction anthology, Legend of a Suicide, Vann takes up the mantle of Louise Erdrich, Marilyn Robinson, and Rick Moody, delivering a powerfully wrought, enthrallingly emotional narrative of struggle and isolation.
Download and read online Caribou Island in PDF and EPUB On a small island in a glacier-fed lake on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, a marriage is unravelling. Gary, driven by thirty years of diverted plans, and Irene, haunted by a tragedy in her past, are trying to rebuild their life together. Following the outline of Gary's old dream, they're hauling logs out to Caribou Island in good weather and in terrible storms, in sickness and in health, to patch together the kind of cabin that drew them to Alaska in the first place. 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 dentist, wonders about the possibility of an altogether different future. Brilliantly drawn and fiercely honest in its depiction of love and disappointment, David Vann's first novel confirms him as one of America's most dazzling writers of fiction. 'This is a truly remarkable novel that should be on everyone's must-read list for 2011.' Big Issue 'Transfixing and unflinching . . . full of finely realized moments . . . Comparison with Cormac McCarthy is fully justified.' TLS 'Mr Vann's brilliance as a writer lies in his willingness to expose everything . . . A writer to read and reread; a man to watch carefully.' Economist 'Bleak, beautifully written and bitterly funny.' FT 'If Vann's writing is notable for its capacity to render nature in the most lush, yet sharp of ways, it's the emotional truth it contains that will leave you slightly stunned, such is its lucid power and grip. Vann's new novel, Caribou Island, is one of the most anticipated works of the year - and, if anything, it exceeds expectations.' Sunday Business Post (Ireland) 'Vann, who was born in Alaska, handles conflicted feelings of love and resentment, and the raw, existential cries of ordinary people, extraordinarily well . . . For a few moments after this perfectly choreographed horror, it's impossible to say anything at all.' Washington Post 'Vann's first book, the story collection 'Legend of a Suicide' (2008), earned him the acclaim of being one of the best writers of his generation. His first novel is a worthy successor. Abounding in language that heightens our senses for the next evocative metaphor, 'Caribou Island' gives us a climax as haunting and realized as any in recent fiction.' San Francisco Chronicle ' A literary masterpiece.' Anchorage Daily News 'Surely one of the most eagerly anticipated novels of the year . . . Caribou Island is a scant 300 pages, and written in prose as pellucid as the rivers he used to fish as a boy. But it says so much: about men and women, about marriage, about the desperate gap between who we want to be and who we are.' Observer 'Vann established himself as one of the most exciting new talents to come out of America with his short-story collection Legend of a Suicide, which was loosely based around his father's death. This first novel, set once again in Alaska, proves it was no fluke, and that he is an extravagantly gifted and moving writer.' Sunday Times 'Builds on the power - and success - of his debut, Legend of a Suicide.' The Times 'Vann, who received acclaim for his short-story collection Legend of a Suicide (2008), renders luminous prose in this haunting tale of hardened hearts and broken dreams.' Booklist 'Vann's brilliance lies in his willingness to expose all.' starred review, Kirkus
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