“Transfixing and unflinching . . . full of finely realized moments . . . Comparison with Cormac McCarthy is fully justified.”—Times Literary Supplement, on Caribou Island
“Vann’s people are 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, on Caribou Island
David Vann is the internationally bestselling author of Caribou Island, A Mile Down, and Legend of a Suicide, published in seventeen languages and winner of ten prizes, including France’s Prix Médicis for best foreign novel, selected for the New Yorker Book Club, The Times Book Club, BBC’s Book at Bedtime, TV book shows in eight countries, and more than forty “best books of the year” lists worldwide. Currently a Guggenheim Fellow, Vann has also been a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and a Wallace Stegner Fellow. He’s taught at Stanford, Cornell, and Florida State University and is currently an associate professor at the University of San Francisco.
He doesn't know what stupid sounds like, and this is problematic when later he's spouting off about how idiotic this or that is.
This is but one example of sloppy writing - when it comes to an account of real-life events, the reader should know the sources for documenting events of note.
This man had no regard for life with what he did, and although you may have cared for him, and thought he wasn't this person the bottom line is he was.
Many times prior to breaking down and buying this book which would be my first in ages, and which would give me a welcome excuse to chill on a warm night by streetlight and bring... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tommy Walker
That poor, doomed kid, Steve Kazmierczak, was fated to become what he became, both a victim and a mass murderer. Read morePublished 22 months ago by jennifer griffithe
David Vann's father committed suicide, and for 28 years,David had extreme difficulty dealing with the tragedy. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Mary Anais