American Purgatorio by John Haskell
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American Purgatorio
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American Purgatorio

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American Purgatorio by John Haskell

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"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 Details

ISBN: 9780312424992
ISBN-10: 031242499X
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 142mm x 18mm)
Pages: 239
Imprint: Picador USA
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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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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