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Dirt : a novel

Author: David Vann
Publisher: London : Heinemann, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The year is 1985 and 22 year old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded old house in Sacramento, California. He doesn't know who his father is, his abusive grandfather is dead, and his grandmother, losing her memory, has been shipping off to a nursing home. A bulimic vegetarian who considers himself an old soul, Galen is a New Age believer on a warpath towards transcendance.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Vann
ISBN: 9780434021963 0434021962 9781448134809 1448134803
OCLC Number: 779244484
Description: 258 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: David Vann.

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