Dirt (Paperback)
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Twenty-two-year-old Galen is a New Age believer on a warpath towards transcendence. He lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded house, surviving on old family money that his Aunt Helen and cousin Jennifer are determined to get their hands on. Galen doesn't know who his father is, his abusive grandfather is dead, and his grandmother is losing her memory. When the family takes a trip to an old cabin in the Sierras, tensions crescendo. Caught in a compromising position, Galen will discover the shocking truth of just how far he will go to attain what it is he craves.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099558743
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 193 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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"Vann's gift - his quest, almost - is a willingness to explore the unimaginable, the unthinkable, on the page. He is the real thing - a mature, risk-taking and fantastically adept fiction writer who dares go to the darkest places, explore their most appalling corners. I haven't read a novel as rough and shocking or, importantly, as wise and warm as this one in a long time." -- Julie Myerson * Observer *
"Vann's rendering of the everyday gratings of family life is pitch-perfect ... A well-written, unflinching exploration of the often terrifying chasm between who we want to be, and who we actually are." * Sunday Telegraph *
"Vann is a brave writer, daring to write about and depict things that most other authors would baulk at, but that's what makes him so good - that unflinching eye for the darkness you could potentially find in any of us, given the wrong chain of events ... If you want the naked, awful truth, then dive in." -- Doug Johnstone * Independent on Sunday *
"This is a novel of violence, destruction and ruin. There is no salvation. And yet Mr Vann's soaring writing carries it forward - a reminder of the beauty that can grace even the beastliest things." * The Economist *
"Unputdownable, thundering at breathtaking speed towards the shocking climactic act. Brilliantly chilling." * Evening Standard *

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“Stunning.....”

incredible, amazing, shocking, sexy, despicable. In his three works of fiction David Vann has dug deep into what I can only assume are real childhood traumas. The hero of Dirt crosses back and forth between the... More

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