Legend of a Suicide: Stories (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 272 pages
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In semiautobiographical stories set largely in David Vann's native Alaska, Legend of a Suicide follows Roy Fenn from his birth on an island at the edge of the Bering Sea to his return thirty years later to confront the turbulent emotions and complex legacy of his father's suicide.


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Review: Legend of a Suicide

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

A series of semi-autobiographical short stories that surround a hauntingly dark and horrifyingly beautiful novella make up this exploration of David Vann's father's suicide via Roy Fenn and Roy's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nasim - Goodreads

This review is from end of 2009, I am just now adding to Goodreads: I seem to be in the minority, and I almost feel guilty that I did not love David Vann's novel - my father took his own life when I ... Read full review


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Published in twenty languages, David Vann's internationally bestselling books have won fifteen prizes, including best foreign novel in France and Spain, and have appeared on seventy-five Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen countries. He's written for the New York Times, Atlantic, Esquire, Outside, Sunset, Men's Journal, McSweeney's, and many other publications, and he has been a Guggenheim, Stegner, and NEA fellow.

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