Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You - Aquarium; David Vann

Here's my "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick for today.  What do you think?

Aquarium; David Vann
Atlantic Monthly Press - March 2015

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. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting story from one of the best American writers of our time.


  1. I think I want to know what the secret is.

  2. I'd like to know where this story is going

  3. Vann's books are SO dark!! I love dark and they are almost too dark for me and that's saying something. But what a writer he is.


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