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
  • 142 x 202 x 20mm | 245g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Harper Perennia
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062007521
  • 9780062007520
  • 691,719

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Back cover copy

A French teacher who collects fiancés; 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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Review quote

"Spare, haunting and insightful, these stories are wonderfully wrought snap shots about human frailty and loss that will stay with you long after you've finished reading."--Calgary Herald
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Rating details

349 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (133)
3 26% (92)
2 5% (17)
1 1% (3)
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