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Aquarium

Author: David Vann
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Vann
ISBN: 9780802123527 080212352X
OCLC Number: 902771398
Description: 266 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: David Vann.

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"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."--

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An Indie Next Pick for March; An Amazon Editors' Top Picks for the Best Books of March Praise for AQUARIUM: "Elegantly written and fiercely imagined...physically, this book is so gorgeous it Read more...

 
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