book review: Legend of a Suicide

Title: Legend of a Suicide
Author: David Vann
ISBN: 978-0061875847
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; 1 edition (March 16, 2010)
Category: literature/ short stories
Review source: publisher
Rating: 4/5

In this collection of semiautobiographical stories, a son copes with his father’s eventual suicide. David Vann explores dark thoughts and re-imagines events in an introspective, sharp manner. Legend of a Suicide naturally flows with honesty and grace.

His father left him, back into the trees, and Roy took up the ax and chopped and hated his father. He hated this place, too, and listening to his father crying every night.What was he talking about, babies? He felt bad then, because he knew the crying at night was something else, something he was afraid to belittle.

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