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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Douglas Library - North Canaan F VAN (Text to phone) 33490141831317 Adult Fiction Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Van (Text to phone) 33620143574362 Adult Fiction Available -
New Milford Public Library F VANN (Text to phone) 34021130825074 Adult Fiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury FIC VANN, D (Text to phone) 34005145454921 Adult Fiction Available -
Southbury Public Library VANN (Text to phone) 34019145863023 Adult Fiction Available -

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In his riveting new novel, internationally bestselling New York Times Notable author and Prix Medicis ├ętranger-winner David Vann reimagines his father's final days. Halibut on the Moon traces the roots of mental illness in one man's life as he attempts to anchor himself to the places and people that once shaped his sense of identity. Middle-aged and deeply depressed, Jim arrives in California from Alaska and surrenders himself to the care of his brother Gary, who intends to watch over him. Swinging unpredictably from manic highs to extreme lows, Jim wanders ghost-like through the remains of his old life attempting to find meaning in his tattered relationships with family and friends. As sessions with his therapist become increasingly combative and his connections to others seem ever more tenuous, Jim is propelled forwardby his thoughts, which have the potential to lead him, despairingly, to his end. Halibut on the Moon is a searing exploration of a man held captive by the dark logic of depression and struggling mightily to wrench himself free. In vivid and haunting prose, Vann offers us an aching portrait of a mind in peril, searching desperately for some hope of redemption.
Subject: Mental illness > Fiction.
Manic-depressive illness > Fiction.
Mentally ill > Family relationships > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Psychotherapy > Fiction.
Therapist and patient > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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