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The Dead Fish Museum

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781400077939
Author(s): Charles D'Ambrosio
Format: Paperback
Year: 2007
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Dimensions: 135 x 204 x 17 (w x l x h)
Pages: 236
Series: Vintage Contemporaries (Paperback)

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"" In the fall, I went for walks and brought home bones. The best bones weren't on trails— deer and moose don't die conveniently— and soon I was wandering so far into the woods that I needed a map and compass to find my way home. When winter came and snow blew into the mountains, burying the bones, I continued to spend my days and often my nights in the woods. I vaguely understood that I was doing this because I could no longer think; I found relief in walking up hills. When the night temperatures dropped below zero, I felt visited by necessity, a baseline purpose, and I walked for miles, my only objective to remain upright, keep moving, preserve warmth. When I was lost, I told myself stories . . ."
"So Charles D' Ambrosio recounted his life in Philipsburg, Montana, the genesis of the brilliant stories collected here, six of which originally appeared in "The New Yorker," 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 Please click here to ask a question
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