By (author) John Haskell
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American Purgatorio by John Haskell
Book Description"American Purgatorio" is the story of a happily married man who discovers, as he walks out of a convenience store, that his wife has suddenly vanished. In cool, precise prose, written as both a detective story and a meditation on the seven deadly sins, Haskell tells a story that ranges from the brownstones of New York City to the sandy beaches of Southern California. The novel follows the journey of a man whose object of desire is both heartbreaking and ephemeral, and confirms John Haskell's reputation as "one of those rare authors who makes language seem limitless in its possibilities" ("Los Angeles Times").
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312424992
(211mm x 142mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Picador USA
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Haskell
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I am Not Jackson Pollock, Paperback (April 2006)
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Direct Democracy or Representative Government?, Paperback (December 2000)» View all books by John Haskell
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Author Biography - John Haskell
John Haskell is the author of a short-story collection, "I Am Not Jackson Pollock." His work has appeared in "Granta, The Paris Review, Conjunctions, "and" Ploughshares." A contributor to the NPR radio program "The Next Big Thing, " Haskell lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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