Legend of a Suicide: Stories

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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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A thoroughly engaging book about a most depressing subject. The book is shaped by the author's own trauma and is able to bring out the pain & desperation that a suicide brings to individuals and families. Tough book to read due to the subject but very well written. Read full review

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Sorry I read this book. Language was disconnected and it was hard to follow the story. 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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