Vanishing and Other Stories
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Vanishing and Other Stories

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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. 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Harper Perennia
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062007521
  • 9780062007520
  • 1,065,688

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-A remarkable new writer, Willis delivers 14 lovely tales and countless vivid moments in her first fiction collection....Readers will feel the joy of discovery in reading an emerging writer whose work will crowd our bookshelves for years to come.---Booklist
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A French teacher who collects fiances; a fortune-teller who fails to predict the heartbreak of her own daughter; an aging cowboy seduced by a city girl . . . these are some of the unforgettable people who live in these pages.

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 forgotten.
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