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The Resource Halibut on the moon, David Vann

Halibut on the moon, David Vann

Label
Halibut on the moon
Title
Halibut on the moon
Statement of responsibility
David Vann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his riveting new novel, internationally bestselling New York Times Notable author and Prix Medicis étranger-winner David Vann reimagines his father's final days. Halibut on the Moon traces the roots of mental illness in one man's life as he attempts to anchor himself to the places and people that once shaped his sense of identity. 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 ghost-like 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 forwardby his thoughts, which have the potential to lead him, despairingly, to his end. Halibut on the Moon is a searing exploration of a man held captive by the dark logic of depression and struggling mightily 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vann, David
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.A667
LC item number
H35 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mental illness
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Brothers
  • Psychotherapy
  • Therapist and patient
  • Mental illness
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Halibut on the moon, David Vann
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1042120924
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780802128935
Lccn
2018045956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802128935
  • (OCoLC)1042120924
Label
Halibut on the moon, David Vann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1042120924
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780802128935
Lccn
2018045956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802128935
  • (OCoLC)1042120924

Library Locations

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