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The Resource Legend of a Suicide

Legend of a Suicide

Label
Legend of a Suicide
Title
Legend of a Suicide
Statement of responsibility
David Vann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Roy is still young when his father, a failed dentist and hapless fisherman, puts a .44 magnum to his head and commits suicide on the deck of his beloved boat. Throughout his life, Roy returns to that moment, gripped by its memory and the shadow it casts over his small-town boyhood, describing with poignant, mercurial wit his parents' woeful marriage and inevitable divorce, their kindnesses and weaknesses, the absurd and comic turning-points of his past. Finally, in Legend of a Suicide, Roy lays his father's ghost to rest. But not before he exacts a gruelling, exhilarating revenge. Revolving around a fatally misconceived adventure deep in the wilderness of Alaska, this is a remarkably tender story of survival and disillusioned love
Summary
Roy is still young when his father, a failed dentist and hapless fisherman, commits suicide on the deck of his boat. Throughout his life, Roy returns to that moment, gripped by its memory and the shadow it casts over his small-town boyhood. Finally, Roy lays his father's ghost to rest. But not before he exacts a gruelling, exhilarating revenge
Tone
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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295654
Cataloging source
DLC
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Vann, David
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Legend of a Suicide
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4f01635f-25fc-4f89-8454-8a48702a8b2f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141930886
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Legend of a Suicide
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4f01635f-25fc-4f89-8454-8a48702a8b2f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141930886
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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