Goat Mountain

Goat Mountain

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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… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

The world of this novel is ceaselessly violent - not an easy place to visit. But even a reader worn ragged by so much tight-wound brutality will devour Vann's masterful plotting.

The novel is not about faith or forgiveness or hope or redemption. It’s about surviving our past and the fear of the gods we know.

The book is disturbing, and I cannot say it was a pleasure to read, though there were moments of beautiful writing. However, for those who enjoy Cormac McCarthy or, going back further, Frank Norris or Stephen Crane, I’d recommend it.

Book Details  

Publisher: Harper (September 10, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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