Goat Mountain: A Novel by David Vann

Goat Mountain by David Vann

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Goat Mountain is thought-provoking and oh-so-hard to put down.

David Vann has won numerous writing awards and has had his books translated into 18 other languages. He is a gifted writer who digs deep inside his characters, so that we can understand them and the decisions they make as they face unique situations.  I previously enjoyed his novel, Dirt, and have also heard good things about Legend of a Suicide and Caribou Island. Goat Mountain is another literary work of art.

The current political climate in our country is often polarizing to the point that deep discussion and thought about the issues is difficult. Goat Mountain humanizes issues of guns, religion and personal responsibility. Whatever your views, this novel will make you think and analyze with empathy. The little and big decisions that we make are important.

Goat Mountain
A Novel
by David Vann
isbn 9780062121097
Pub. date 9/10/13

Description: “In David Vann’s searing novel Goat Mountain, an 11-year-old boy at his family’s annual deer hunt is eager to make his first kill. His father discovers a poacher on the land, a 640-acre ranch in Northern California, and shows him to the boy through the scope of his rifle. With this simple gesture, tragedy erupts, shattering lives irrevocably. In prose devastating and beautiful in its precision, David Vann creates a haunting and provocative novel that explores our most primal urges and beliefs, the bonds of blood and religion that define and secure us, and the consequences of our actions—what we owe for what we’ve done.”

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60 comments for “Goat Mountain: A Novel by David Vann

  1. Kat F.
    September 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Another great read by the sound of it!

  2. Susan Smith
    September 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Sounds great

  3. September 9, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I’d love to read this.

  4. September 10, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Looks like a great read!

  5. Michelle C
    September 10, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Sounds like a very good read.

  6. Bronwyn H.
    September 10, 2013 at 9:08 am

    This looks like a really engaging read, and I’d love to win it!

  7. Ed Nemmers
    September 10, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I would like to read the work of David Vann!

  8. Gail Williams
    September 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    New author to me, so I would love to read this.

  9. LeAnn Knott
    September 10, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I want to read this book as it does affect Americans in regards to loosing our gun rights!!!

  10. Gianna
    September 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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