David Vann

"Like Melville, Faulkner, and McCarthy, Vann is already one of many nice ones of yankee literature."—ABC(Spain)

“Vann’s prose is as natural as a gulp of water from an Alaskan stream.”—Financial Times

David Vann’s wonderful debut Legend of a Suicide was once reviewed in over a one hundred fifty significant worldwide courses, gained eleven prizes around the world, was once on forty “best books of the 12 months” lists, and tested its writer as a literary grasp. due to the fact that then, Vann has introduced a great physique of labor, receiving, between others, top overseas novel in France and Spain (France’s Prix Medicis Etranger, Spain’s Premi Llibreter), a California ebook Award, and the mid-career St. Francis collage Literary Prize. Aquarium, his implosive new e-book and primary to be released through Grove, will take Vann to a much broader viewers than ever before.

Twelve 12 months previous Caitlin lives by myself together with her mother—a docker on the neighborhood box port—in sponsored housing subsequent to an airport in Seattle. on a daily basis, whereas she waits to be picked up after university, Caitlin visits the neighborhood aquarium to review the fish. looking at on the creatures in the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe past her personal. whilst she befriends an outdated guy on the tanks sooner or later, who turns out as enamored of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dismal kin mystery and propels her once-blissful courting along with her mom towards a precipice of terrifying consequence.

In crystalline, chiseled but sleek prose, Aquarium takes us into the center of a courageous younger lady whose eager for love and ability 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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