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The Resource Aquarium, by David Vann

Aquarium, by David Vann

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Aquarium
Title
Aquarium
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by David Vann
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Language
eng
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Annotation.
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Vann, David
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no index present
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novels
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • Families
  • Aquariums
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I was going to be an ichthyologist when I grew up. I was going to live in Australia or Indonesia or Belize or the Red Sea and spend most of my day submerged in that same warm water. A fishtank stretching thousands of miles. The problem with the aquarium was that we couldn't join them.Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother in subsidised housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamoured of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother towards a precipice of terrifying consequence.In crystalline and graceful prose, Aquarium takes us into the heart of a brave young girl whose longing for love and capacity for forgiveness transform the damaged people around her. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting story from one of the best writers working today
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Aquarium, by David Vann
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Originally published: Grove Atlantic, USA
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000053801751
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781922182708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898173713
Label
Aquarium, by David Vann
Publication
Note
Originally published: Grove Atlantic, USA
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053801751
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781922182708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898173713

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