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The dead fish museum

Author: Charles D'Ambrosio
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Each of these eight burnished, terrifying, masterfully crafted stories is set against a landscape that is both deeply American and unmistakably universal. A son confronts his father's madness and his own hunger for connection on a misguided hike in the Pacific Northwest. A screenwriter fights for his sanity in the bleak corridors of a Manhattan psych ward while lusting after a ballerina who sets herself ablaze. A  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
D'Ambrosio, Charles.
Dead fish museum.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
(OCoLC)607728787
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles D'Ambrosio
ISBN: 1400042860 9781400042869
OCLC Number: 61748459
Awards: Oregon Book Award for Short Fiction, 2007.
Description: 236 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The high divide --
Drummond & son --
Screenwriter --
Up north --
The scheme of things --
The dead fish museum --
Blessing --
The bone game.
Responsibility: by Charles D'Ambrosio.
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"Each of these eight burnished, terrifying, masterfully crafted stories is set against a landscape that is both deeply American and unmistakably universal. A son confronts his father's madness and his own hunger for connection on a misguided hike in the Pacific Northwest. A screenwriter fights for his sanity in the bleak corridors of a Manhattan psych ward while lusting after a ballerina who sets herself ablaze. A Thanksgiving hunting trip in Northern Michigan becomes the scene of a haunting reckoning with marital infidelity and desperation. And in the magnificent title story, carpenters building sets for a porn movie drift dreamily beneath a surface of sexual tension toward a racial violence they will never fully comprehend. Taking place in remote cabins, asylums, Indian reservations, the backloads of Iowa and the streets of Seattle, this collection of stories, as muscular and challenging as the best novels, is about people who have been orphaned, who have lost connection, and who have exhausted the ability to generate meaning in their lives. Yet in the midst of lacerating difficulty, the sensibility at work in these fictions boldly insists on the enduring power of love."--Publisher's description.

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