Dirt by David Vann


Authors
David Vann
ISBN
9781921922572
Published
Released
01 / 03 / 2015
Binding
Paperback
Pages
240
Dimensions
154 x 234 x 21mm

The year is 1985 and 22-year-old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded old house with a walnut orchard in a suburb of Sacramento. He doesn't know who his father is, his abusive grandfather is dead, and his grandmother, losing her memory, has been shipped off to a nursing home. Galen and his mother survive on old family money—an inheritance that his Aunt Helen and 17-year-old cousin, Jennifer, are determined to get their hands on.

A bulimic vegetarian who considers himself an old soul, Galen is a New Age believer on a warpath towards transcendence, practising meditation, firewalking, etheric surgery and authentic movement. He yearns for transformation: to free himself from the corporeal, to be as weightless as air, to walk on water. But he's powerless to stop the manic binges that overtake him, leading him to gorge on meat and other forbidden desires, including sex. A prisoner of his body, he is obssessed with thoughts of the boldly flirtatious Jennifer, and dreams of shedding himself of the clinging mother whose fears and needs also weigh him down.

When the family takes a trip to an old cabin in the Sierras, near South Lake Tahoe, tensions come to a climax. Caught in a compromising position, Galen will discover the shocking truth of just how far he will go to attain the transcendence he craves.
Winter 2024 Book Frenzy (Online Only)
25.49
RRP: $29.99
15% off RRP



Instore Price: $29.99
Enter your Postcode or Suburb to view availability and delivery times.

Other Titles by David Vann

Goat Mountain
29.99
25.49
15% Off
Aquarium
29.99
25.49
15% Off
Bright Air Black
29.99
25.49
15% Off
Halibut On The Moon
29.99
25.49
15% Off

You might also like

Lola In The Mirror
32.99
19.99
39% Off
The Wartime Book Club
32.99
22.99
30% Off
My Favourite Mistake
34.99
22.99
34% Off
Mad Honey
32.99
14.99
55% Off
The Womens Pages
32.99
14.99
55% Off
Daughters Tale
32.99
14.99
55% Off
Without A Doubt
29.99
14.99
50% Off
The Revenge Club
32.99
22.99
30% Off
Boy Swallows Universe
22.99
16.99
26% Off
Titans Of War
39.99
14.99
63% Off
You Like It Darker
34.99
22.99
34% Off
Only The Brave
32.99
19.99
39% Off
The Women
34.99
24.99
29% Off
Good Material
34.99
24.99
29% Off
Warrior King
39.99
26.99
33% Off
Centre Stage
32.99
14.99
55% Off
Sisterhood
32.99
22.99
30% Off
Yellowface
32.99
22.99
30% Off

RRP refers to the Recommended Retail Price as set out by the original publisher at time of release.
The RRP set by overseas publishers may vary to those set by local publishers due to exchange rates and shipping costs.
Due to our competitive pricing, we may have not sold all products at their original RRP.