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by David Vann

Author: David Vann
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (March 16, 2010)
Pages: 272 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.1
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Before reading David Vann's book, there are three things you should know

Before reading David Vann's book, there are three things you should know. But there is a more serious distortion.

The stories in Legend of a Suicide approach a private mythos, revisiting, reinvestigating, and reinventing one . David Vann’s extraordinary and inventive set of fictional variations on his father’s death will surely become an American classic. The Times Literary Supplement (London)).

The stories in Legend of a Suicide approach a private mythos, revisiting, reinvestigating, and reinventing one family’s broken past. They also transport us to wild, uncharted places on the Alaskan coast and in the American soul. Throughout, David Vann is a generous, sure-handed guide in some very dangerous territory. Stewart O'Nan, author of Songs for the Missing).

David Vann’s Legend of a Suicide is one of those books that takes concepts like ‘novel’ and ‘short story collection’, tears them up into tiny pieces, and leaves the reader to make sense of the result. It comprises six chapters/stories, the longest of which takes up 170 of the 230 pages. The five shorter pieces may or may not take place within the same chronology; the novella probably doesn’t, because it contradicts the rest of the book – but it depends how you interpret what happens.

David Vann was born October 19, 1966 on Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. He is a novelist and short story writer, and is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Warwick in England. Vann received a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been a National Endowment of the Arts fellow, a Wallace Stegner fellow, and a John L’Heureux fellow. His work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers

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Legend of a Suicide, David Vann proves himself a fine example of both. They also transport us to wild, un-charted places on the Alaskan coast and in the American soul.

The reportorial relentlessness of Vann’s imagination often makes his fiction seem less written than chiseled. A small, lovely book has been written out of his large and evident pain. The wild outback of the author’s native Alaska acts as the ideal backdrop for this collage of six stories-a novella and five shorts-and mirrors the author’s own psychological.

David Vann was born on Adak Island, Alaska and spent his childhood in Ketchikan

David Vann was born on Adak Island, Alaska and spent his childhood in Ketchikan. A contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Men's Journal, Outside and National Geographic Adventure, he is author of the best-selling memoir A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea and a forthcoming novel, Caribou Island. He has been a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and a Wallace Stegner Fellow, taught at Stanford and Cornell, and is currently a professor at the University of San Francisco.

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Legend of a Suicide: Stories Vann David HarperCollins USA 9780061875847 : Winner of the prestigious Grace Paley Prize in short fiction, this dazzling and critically acclaimed debut collection.

In his first story collection, set mostly in Alaska, David Vann exorcises demons born from the suicide of his father. One hopes, for Vann’s sake, that the novella and five stories in his second book, Legend of a Suicide, helped provide it. An author more haunted by paternal amputation would be difficult to imagine. A sadder book about fathers and sons would be impossible to imagine. The book’s central character is a boy named Roy. The novella and four of the five stories take place in Alaska, where Vann himself grew up, and only the novella steps outside Roy’s first-person narration.

“The reportorial relentlessness of [David] Vann’s imagination often makes his fiction seem less written than chiseled. A small, lovely book has been written out of his large and evident pain.”—New York Times Book Review

 In Legend of a Suicide, his heartbreaking semi-autobiographical debut story-collection, David Vann relates the story of a young man trying to come to terms with the guilt and pain of his father’s suicide. The wild outback of the author’s native Alaska acts as the ideal backdrop for this collage of six stories—a novella and five shorts—and mirrors the author’s own psychological wilderness. From “an important new voice in American literature” (Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain) comes an unforgettable exploration of the tragic gaps between one boy and his father.