Halibut on the Moon

Author(s): David Vann

Fiction - Contemporary | Recent Arrivals: Fiction

In his riveting new novel, internationally bestselling New York TimesNotable author and Prix Medicis etranger winner David Vann reimagines his father?s final days.Middle-aged and deeply depressed, Jim arrives in California from Alaska and surrenders himself to the care of his brother Gary, who intends to watch over him. Swinging unpredictably from manic highs to extreme lows, Jim wanders ghostlike through the remains of his old life, attempting to find meaning in his tattered relationships with family and friends. As sessions with his therapist become increasingly combative and his connections to others seem ever more tenuous, Jim is propelled forwards by his thoughts, which have the potential to lead him, despairingly, to his end.Halibut on the Moonis a searing exploration of a man held captive by the dark logic of depression struggling to wrench himself free. In vivid and haunting prose, Vann offers us an aching portrait of a mind in peril, searching desperately for some hope of redemption.

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General Fields

  • : 9781925773514
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : March 2019
  • : ---length:- '23.4'width:- '15.3'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 272
  • : David Vann
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813/.6