Aquarium (Paperback)
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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 14/01/2016
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'Startlingly brilliant' Spectator

'A triumph' Daily Mail

'One of America's most powerful writers' Times Literary Supplement

Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother - a docker at the local container port - in subsidised 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 is transported to a shimmering universe beyond her own.

When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamoured by the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother towards a precipice of terrifying consequence.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099592259
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 257 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A triumph * Daily Mail *
His prose is as clear, fresh and invigorating as a starry winter night on an Aleutian mountainside, and his intriguing scenarios make his books easy to devour in a few urgent sittings * The Times *
A stirring tale that isn't as simple as it first appears. * Esquire *
A blue-collar parable ... [The character] looks back on her life as a child looks into a tank, hoping to make sense of the world inside - a theme that Vann develops beautifully, creating a mysterious realm of the wintry American city' * Guardian *
Vann spins a powerful tale of guilt and resentment, steeped in the atmosphere of a bleak winter city * Mail on Sunday *

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“ Chapters neicely presented with fish”

David Vann is one the new talented writers out of America. As this story is called Aquarium there has some pages of fish art work with some of the chapters. The story is about twelve-year-old Caitlin who spends most... More

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