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Vanishing and Other Stories

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Published by PENGUIN GROUP (CANADA) in TORONTO .
Written in English


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ISBN 109780143172932
OCLC/WorldCa655268536


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Vanishing and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Canadian writer Deborah Willis. The book was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and contains fourteen stories, each approximately twenty pages and dealing with some sort of absence, maybe physical or maybe "To let go, to disappear, to forget himself/5.

“Vanishing and Other Stories is a book of rare insight into the complications of the human heart. Light of touch but deep in content, Deborah Willis’s stories startle, exhilarate and radiate with piercing insights.

Original and deftly structured, all 14 continue to resonate long after the book is finished.”4/5(11). VANISHING and OTHER STORIES is a collection of short stories written by Deborah Willis. Every story deals with an absence of some sort; a missing father, a dead wife, a lover parted, childhood lost.

The writing in this book is phenomenal.4/5(11). “Vanishing and Other Stories is a book of rare insight into the complications of the human heart. Light of touch but deep in content, Deborah Willis’s stories startle, exhilarate and /5(11). "Vanishing and other stories" explores emotional and physical absences, the ways in which people leave, are left, and whether or not it's ever possible to move on.

Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews. A finalist for the Governor General’s Awards, Vanishing and Other Stories is the stunning debut short story collection from Deborah Willis. Evocative and passionately written, Vanishing brilliantly explores emotional and physical absences; the ways in which people leave and are left; and whether it’s ever possible to move on.

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“The emotional range and depth of these stories, their clarity and deftness, is astonishing.” —Alice Munro A finalist for the Governor General’s Awards, Vanishing and Other Stories is the stunning debut short story collection from Deborah Willis.

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In Vanishing and Other Stories, secrets are both kept and unearthed, and lives are shaped by missing lovers, parents, and children. With wisdom and dexterity, moments of dark humor, and a remark- able economy of words, Deborah Willis captures an incredible array of characters that linger in the imagination and prove that nothing is ever truly.

Vanishing and Other Stories This is Deborah Willis' first collection of short stories, published It was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award. "The emotional range and depth of these stories, their clarity and deftness, is astonishing." --Alice Munro A finalist for the Governor General's Awards, Vanishing and Other Stories is the stunning debut short story collection from Deborah Willis.

Evocative and passionately written, Vanishing brilliantly explores emotional and physical absences; the ways in which people leave and are left; and.

In the title story, “Vanishing,” and in several of the other stories, the narrative jumps around in time, sometimes casting back to the past and sometimes moving forward into the future.

What is the purpose of these leaps in time. What is the author trying to convey about the nature of memory, obsession, and a person’s trajectory through. Vanishing Animals and Other Stories book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5.

Compact, tight writing that abounds with well developed characters and intense imagery make Vanishing and Other Stories a highly recommended collection of short stories, as well as an entry on our Five Star Reads list.

Dawn loves to be wowed by new-to-her authors, relishing in others’ abilities to weave words together so beautifully. Vanishing and Other Stories NPR coverage of Vanishing and Other Stories by Deborah Willis. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Vanishing: And Other Stories Deborah Willis, Harper Perennial, $ paper (p) ISBN Buy this book The characters in these tidy stories navigate turbulent relationships with.

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Light of touch but deep in content, Deborah Willis’s stories startle, exhilarate and radiate with piercing insights. Original and deftly structured, all 14 continue to resonate long after the book is finished.”/5(4). About Vanishing and Other Stories • Paperback: pages • Publisher: Harper Perennial (Aug ) A finalist for the Governor General’s Awards, Vanishing and Other Stories is the stunning debut short story collection from Deborah ive and passionately written, Vanishing brilliantly explores emotional and physical absences; the ways in which people leave and are left.

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In Vanishing and Other Stories, secrets are both kept and unearthed, and lives are shaped by missing lovers, parents, and children. With wisdom and dexterity, moments of dark humor, and a remark- able economy of words, Deborah Willis captures an incredible array of characters that linger in the imagination and prove that nothing is ever truly /5(3).

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Readers will encounter a skinny, freckled ice-cream scooper named after Nina Simone, a vanishing visionary of social utopia, a French teacher who collects fiancés, and.

Something similar is at work in The Vanishing Princess, which was published in England in but is only now being issued in the United States. Gathering a dozen stories, some of which first appeared in New Statesman and the London Review of Books, it seems to be a book of updated myths or legends before revealing its true, and more subversive, intent.

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In Vanishing and Other Stories, secrets are both kept and unearthed, and lives are shaped by missing lovers, parents, and children. With wisdom and dexterity, moments of dark humor, and a remark- able economy of words, Deborah Willis captures an incredible array of characters that linger in the.

The most recent package included Vanishing and Other Stories, by Deborah Willis. I’ve been reading it in the subway to and from work all week. It’s very good. The title seemed familiar when I first saw it, and then I remembered Vanishing: A Memoir, by Candida Lawrence, which I’ve been meaning to read ever since it came out last year.

Vanishing: And Other Stories, by Deborah Willis. a child lost in the book world's mega mall of the new and next. We can't escape the brain-scrambling bombardment. Some stories, such as. Deborah Willis’s debut short story collection Vanishing displays an impressive range of talents and voices.

These fourteen long stories feel texturally distinct from one another, and the book never falls into that trap that some short story collections do where each piece reads a little like the one that preceded it.

Willis tackles gambling addicts who get involved in dangerous relationships. Vanishing and Other Stories explores emotional and physical absences, the ways in which people leave, are left, and whether or not it's ever possible to move on.

Readers will encounter a skinny ice-cream scooper named Nina Simone, a vanishing visionary of social utopia, a French teacher who collects fiancés, and a fortune-telling mother who fails to predict the heartbreak of her own daughter. Parents need to know that The Vanishing Stair is the second book in a trilogy by Maureen Johnson, author of the Shades of London series.

The story takes place at a school for gifted students in Vermont, where a kidnapping and murder happened in the s.5/5. The Vanishing Princess: Stories (Art of the Story) by Jenny Diski book review.

Click to read the full review of The Vanishing Princess: Stories (Art of the Story) in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Lucy : Jenny Diski. In Eugene author Cai Emmons’ new collection of five short stories, “Vanishing” (Leapfrog Press, pages, $15), five women in differing circumstances find themselves questioning who they.

I first talked about Vanishing and Other Stories, the debut collection of Deborah Willis, in this post: “It is, well, about vanishing. About disappearances.

About someone leaving. About someone staying, and waiting. About the absent one, and how this presence constantly and continuously haunts the one who’s stayed.” “The stories have this thematic clutch,” I.

In one sense, the appearance of Vanishing and other stories on Canada’s Governor-General’s award shortlist for fiction was a surprise: A first collection from an almost-unheard-of author which has not received a lot of critical attention. On the other hand, it is a decision that is consistent with the tradition of the G-G award — not just for the reasons in the previous sentence, but.

In his book, Brunvand suggests that the story of The Vanishing Hitchhiker can be traced as far back as the s and has "recognizable parallels in Korea, Tsarist Russia, among Chinese-Americans, Mormons, and Ozark mountaineers." Similar stories have been reported for centuries across the world.

The Vanishing Princess by Jenny Diski has an overall rating of Rave based on 12 book reviews. The book’s other stories begin in the cold reality of women’s daily lives What makes these stories quintessentially Diski is the way they balance between the sometimes mundane, sometimes grim, sometimes arresting detail of those lives and the 4/4(12).The Case of the Vanishing Blonde and Other True Crime Stories Mark Bowden.

Atlantic Monthly, $26 (p) ISBN Buy this book In the book’s most memorable piece, “why don.