Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - Goat Mountain; David Vann

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is by an author that I've enjoyed a few times in the past. His writing tends to be a bit dark, but is very well done.

September 10, 2013 

In David Vann’s searing novel Goat Mountain, an 11-year-old boy at his family’s annual deer hunt is eager to make his first kill. His father discovers a poacher on the land, a 640-acre ranch in Northern California, and shows him to the boy through the scope of his rifle. With this simple gesture, tragedy erupts, shattering lives irrevocably.

In prose devastating and beautiful in its precision, David Vann creates a haunting and provocative novel that explores our most primal urges and beliefs, the bonds of blood and religion that define and secure us, and the consequences of our actions—what we owe for what we’ve done.

David Vann is the award-winning author of Legend of a Suicide, Caribou Island, A Mile Down, and Last Day on Earth.


  1. Great pick, Diane. I actually got a galley of this one at BEA. I enjoyed his previous novel, Caribou Island. This new one looks interesting as well.

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  2. Oh, wow, this one sounds intensely good! Thanks for sharing. Here's MY WOW POST

  3. Nice pick. Thanks for sharing this one it sounds good :)


  4. I'm not sure if this one's for me so I'm going to be watching for everyone's reviews.

  5. Sounds like a very dramatic tale. Thanks for the great review Diane.

    Wishing you a happy day,
    An English Girl Rambles

  6. Children and guns. Sounds like a lesson to learn...

  7. I'm a Vann Fan! This one looks good. I asked for a review copy and look forward to reading it.

  8. Oh sounds intense. I'll be looking for the reviews of this one when it comes out.

  9. This sounds like a good book!


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