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“Dazzling… Vann knows the darkness but he writes from the compassionate light of art  This is an essential book”  —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain“Exceptional…An unflinching portrait of bad faith and bad dreams” —Ron Rash, author of Burning BrightSet against the backdrop of Alaska’s unforgiving wilderness, Caribou Island is David Vann’s dark and captivating tale of a marriage pulled apart by rage and regret  With this eagerly anticipated debut novel, a masterful followup to his internationally bestselling short fiction anthology, Legend of a Suicide, Vann takes up the mantle of Louise Erdrich, Marilyn Robinson, and Rick Moody, delivering a powerfully wrought, enthrallingly emotional narrative of struggle and isolation   Caribou Island

About the Author: David Vann

Published in 19 languages, David Vann’s internationally bestselling books have won 15 prizes, including best foreign novel in France and Spain and, most recently, the $50,000 St Francis College Literary Prize 2013, and appeared on 70 Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen countries He has written for the Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Outside, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, The Sunday Times, The Obse

10 thoughts on “Caribou Island

  1. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    Caribou Island is a masterpiece. Set in the remote bleakness of water-soaked, small town Alaska, this is a tale of desperation, failure, of man-versus-nature but also of man so arrogant and self-involved, so removed from reality that he does not bother to properly prepare for the battle. Some hope is gleaned, some battles are won,

  2. Cheri Cheri says:

    Alaska’s beauty has a brutal edge. From a distance it appears calm and pristine, but the reality of living there can be harsh, unyielding. Chaos is part of its nature, a reflection of the chaos in the couple’s marriage, their lives, while at the same time adding to their chaos. A perfect storm gaining momentum.


  3. Linda Linda says:

    You can't have what no longer exists.

    Brutally raw.....and that's not just an adequate descriptive for the glacier-fed lake on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. Rugged terrain both in life and in the treacherous environment that surrounds both the body and the soul.

    Gary and Irene seem to gravitate toward the light of a sta

  4. PattyMacDotComma PattyMacDotComma says:

    “What Gary wanted was the imagined village, the return to an idyllic time when he could have a role, a set task, as blacksmith or baker or singer of a people’s stories.”

    Gary’s a miserable son-of-a-gun, but he has his up moments, and if I were doing an armchair diagnosis, I’d be inclined toward bi-polar, man

  5. LeAnne: GeezerMom LeAnne: GeezerMom says:

    Dark-ity, dark-dark, dark! The beautiful Alaskan wilderness was as much a part of this story as its characters - a couple in their mid-50s setting about building (and arguing over) a tiny cabin and about their adult children. These people were drawn with outstanding depth and tone, and that is true for even sideline characters - the four frien

  6. Julie Christine Julie Christine says:

    I couldn’t put this book down. Even the moments when I wanted to throw it against the wall, Caribou Island stuck to my hands, the force of its narrative glue stronger than my desire to be rid of its woe and rage.

    The backdrop is the great and terrible beauty of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, where Nature’s threat looms in every scene

  7. Josh Josh says:

    Because you can choose who you'll be with, but you can't choose who they'll become.

    This is a story of Gary and Irene, not of an island. The island exists physically and figuratively, but this is a story of them. Their love, envy and hatred of one another. His failings and her failure to realize it too quickly.

    They've been tog

  8. Jill Jill says:

    Not long ago, I was mesmerized by David Vann’s exceptional and perceptive collection, Legend of a Suicide – a mythology of his father’s death. I wondered whether his first full-length novel would capture the magic and raw energy of that astonishing book.

    The answer, I’m pleased to say, is yes.

    Beware: Caribou Island is NOT fo

  9. A-bookworm A-bookworm says:

    David Vann uses no quotation marks throughout this bleak depressing read. Is his refusal to use quotation marks supposed to be some new Style of writing, like texting? Why not just throw out all punctuation? We could all write in one long rambling paragraph. Eventually we could even leave out the spacing between words. I HATE what is being done to literature

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