Doom Town

Doom Town

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A professor of Linguistics in a Gulf Coast college town causes an accident that destroys his marriage and sends him into a breakdown, in which he perceives that the world is falling apart with him. Even his language becomes fractured, in a parallel to the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 35 x 133 x 203mm | 258.55g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1953409091
  • 9781953409096
  • 810,889

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"Gabriel Blackwell's Doom Town is one of the finest novels about marriage and parenthood I've read, probing the ways in which the same bonds of familial and romantic love that connect us to others can become vectors of unfathomable injury and grief. It is a very rare book that's this carefully constructed, or that depicts a life so closely observed: Blackwell's attention to the obsessive, recursive workings of his narrator's mind becomes a brilliant character study, offering insight into a pain so deep it might, without Blackwell's precision, refuse communication or remedy or escape. An unforgettable read." --Matt Bell, author of Appleseed
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About Gabriel Blackwell

Gabriel Blackwell is the author of six other books. His essays and fictions have appeared in Conjunctions, Tin House, Post Road, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He lives in Spokane, WA.
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