Vanishing and Other Stories

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Harper Collins, Aug 17, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
5 Reviews

“The emotional range and depth of these stories, their clarity and deftness, is astonishing.”
—Alice Munro

 

A finalist for the Governor General’s Awards, Vanishing and Other Stories is the stunning debut short story collection from Deborah Willis. Evocative and passionately written, Vanishing brilliantly explores emotional and physical absences; the ways in which people leave and are left; and whether it’s ever possible to move on.

 

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User Review  - yourotherleft - LibraryThing

Deborah Willis's collection is populated by characters who are defined by the absence of an important person in their lives. The title story is that of a daughter whose playwright father disappears ... Read full review

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From my book review blog Rundpinne... "Vanishing and Other Stories by Deborah Willis is a beautiful and emotional composition of short stories linked together with a common theme of loss. While not ... Read full review

Contents

Vanishing
1
The Weather
19
This Other Us
79
The Fiancée
97
Remember Relive
143
Frank
164
Caught
184
Sky Theatre
201
And the Living Is Easy
221
Romance Languages
246
Acknowledgments
287
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Deborah Willis's work has appeared in the Bridport Prize Anthology, Event, and Grain, and she was a winner of PRISM International's annual fiction prize. Short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, Vanishing and Other Stories is her first book of fiction.

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