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  • Gets to places other novels can't touch

    New York Times
  • An extravagantly gifted and moving writer

    Sunday Times
  • Wields an unforgiving, elemental power that is breathtaking to read

    Independent on Sunday
  • Beautiful, richly atmospheric . . . deserves to consolidate Vann's position among America's literary high flyers

    Evening Standard
  • The prose here frequently achieves a quite astonishing beauty

    Daily Telegraph
  • A novel of fine artistry and stark emotional truth - full of our darkest currents and faintest sounds

    The Times
  • A writer to read and reread

  • Beautifully written and bitterly funny

    Financial Times
  • Caribou Island is a scant 300 pages, and written in prose as pellucid as the rivers he used to fish as a boy. But it says so much: about men and women, about marriage, about the desperate gap between who we want to be and who we are


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