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The Resource Goat mountain : a novel, by David Vann

Goat mountain : a novel, by David Vann

Label
Goat mountain : a novel
Title
Goat mountain
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by David Vann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 1978, on the 640-acre family deer-hunting ranch on Goat Mountain in Northern California, an eleven-year-old boy goes hunting with three men: his father, grandfather, and a friend of his father's. Goat Mountain is a dry place of live oak and buck brush and poison oak with occasional relief from stands of ponderosa pine, white pine, and sugar pine, and even a swampy bear wallow. This is the place where all the family's memories and stories and history are held. When the men arrive at the gate to their land, the father spots a poacher hunting illegally on his property. When he lets his eleven-year-old son take a look through the scope of his rifle, the boy pulls the trigger. The men struggle over what to do with the dead man. Though the struggle begins between the father and grandfather, it ultimately becomes a struggle between the grandfather and the boy. By the end, nothing is as it seems
Summary
In the fall of 1978, an 11-year-old boy joins his grandfather, his father and his father's best friend on the family's annual deer hunt during which a simple act leads to tragedy, transforming them all and forcing them to question themselves and everything they thought they knew
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10215470
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vann, David
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hunting accidents
  • California, Northern
Target audience
adult
Label
Goat mountain : a novel, by David Vann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051872610
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781921922909
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)857243358
Label
Goat mountain : a novel, by David Vann
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051872610
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781921922909
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)857243358

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