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The Resource Caribou Island, David Vann

Caribou Island, David Vann

Label
Caribou Island
Title
Caribou Island
Statement of responsibility
David Vann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a small island in a glacier-fed lake on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, a marriage is unravelling. Gary, driven by thirty years of diverted plans, and Irene, haunted by a tragedy in her past, are trying to rebuild their life together. Following the outline of Gary's old dream, they're hauling logs out to Caribou Island in good weather and in terrible storms, in sickness and in health, to patch together the kind of cabin that drew them to Alaska in the first place. Across the water on the mainland, Irene and Gary's grown daughter, Rhoda is starting her own life. She fantasizes about the perfect wedding day, whilst her betrothed, Jim the dentist, wonders about the possibility of an altogether different future. From the author of the massively-acclaimed Legend of a Suicide, comes a devastating novel about a marriage, a couple blighted by past shadows and the weight of expectation, of themselves and of each other. Brilliantly drawn and fiercely honest in its depiction of love and disappointment, David Vann's first novel confirms him as one of America's most dazzling writers of fiction
Summary
David Vann, author of "Legend of a suicide," presents a new novel that is set against the majestic scenery of Alaska. Now that their children are grown, Gary is determined to carry out his dream of building a log cabin. Although wife Irene doesn't care for the idea, she helps him out anyway. Their already strained marriage is stretched even thinner as there are setbacks in the cabin's construction and Irene begins to suffer from strange headaches
Theme
Tone
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377346
Cataloging source
DLC
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Vann, David
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Spouses
  • Alaska
Target audience
adult
Label
Caribou Island, David Vann
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000046491493
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780670918447
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Caribou Island, David Vann
Publication
Control code
000046491493
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780670918447
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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