Aquarium

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Product Number: Z100092849
Released: Apr 30, 2015
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ISBN: #9781504618809
Narrator/s: Julia Whelan
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David Vann's dazzling debut Legend of a Suicide was reviewed in over a 150 major global publications, won eleven prizes worldwide, was on forty "best books of the year" lists, and established its author as a literary master. Since then, Vann has delivered an exceptional body of work, receiving, among others, best foreign novel in France and Spain, a California Book Award, and the mid-career St. Francis College Literary Prize. Aquarium, his implosive new book, will take Vann to a wider audience than ever before. Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother-a docker at the local container port-in subsidized 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 enamored of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother toward a precipice of terrifying consequence. In crystalline, chiseled, yet graceful prose, Aquarium takes us into the heart of a brave young girl whose longing for love and capacity for forgiveness transforms the damaged people around her. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting story from one of the best American writers of our time.

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Author(s): David Vann
Original Publish Date: Apr 07, 2015

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Author(s): David Vann
Narrator(s): Julia Whelan
Product Number DD16765
Released: Apr 07, 2015
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ISBN: #9781504618861
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Author(s): David Vann
Product Number EB00640786
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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Publisher: Grove Atlantic
ISBN: #9780802191755

Professional reviews

"Julia Whelan's straightforward narration of Vann's dramatic story is terrifying and powerful. Caitlin lives in Seattle with her single mother, who struggles to keep a roof over their heads. Caitlin visits the aquarium daily and befriends an elderly man there. This meeting violently changes the course of Caitlin's life--and her mother's. Be warned: This novel IS violent. And stunning. There's no rush to the story or to Whelan's narration. Her characters are persuasive and robust. Whelan sounds perfect as a 12-year-old girl--curious, cautious at times and bold at others. As Whelan bravely faces the text, listeners may flinch, but she remains solid and smooth. G.D. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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