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Goat mountain, his third sophoclean novel, is muscular, existential, barbaric. Goat mountain by david vann 9781921922909 booktopia. Goat mountain by david vann shows us viscerally that there is no therethere, that humans have to constantly renegotiate what real is, that the rules, laws, commandments are all manmade, and that every time a few people enter a room and close the door or get stuck in the middle of nowhere, theres going to be a skirmish between spirit and bone. Check out other translated books in french, spanish languages.
David vann is at once the most timely and timeless of writers, a literary master of humankinds primal embrace of violence, against others and against ourselves. I really appreciate this, and i hope youll enjoy goat mountain. In david vanns searing novel goat mountain, an 11yearold boy at his familys annual deer hunt is eager to make his first kill. Benjamin evans discovers a gripping but overwrought tale of a youthful killer. San francisco chronicle recommended books david vann knows the dark interior of family tragedies his own life is fraught with them and he brings both witness and intense examination to stories of human savagery. His father discovers a poacher on the land, a 640acre ranch in northern california, and shows him to the boy through the scope of his rifle. Goat mountain is a ravishing example of his mastery. Read goat mountain by david vann available from rakuten kobo. July 1, 20 vann dirt offers a meditation on violence set during a deer hunt on a northern california mountain in 1978.190 658 1274 1115 457 1475 1141 585 546 539 322 1349 348 991 612 1370 944 454 700 1474 1511 902 966 496 1060 550 80 870 1071 606 1426 657 198 1360 1293 1080 1122