This is salvaged : stories
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New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2023].
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Book
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First edition.
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Sequim - New Books - Fiction - New Books Shelves
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Published
New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2023].
Edition
First edition.
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185 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English

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"Pushing intimacy to its limits in prose of unearthly beauty, Vauhini Vara explores the nature of being a child, parent, friend, sibling, neighbor, or lover, and the relationships between self and others. A young girl reads the encyclopedia to her elderly neighbor, who is descending into dementia. A pair of teenagers seek intimacy as phone-sex operators. A competitive sibling tries to rise above the drunken mess of her own life to become a loving aunt. One sister consumes the ashes of another. And, in the title story, an experimental artist takes on his most ambitious project yet: constructing a life-size ark according to the Bible's specifications. In a world defined by estrangement, where is communion to be found? The characters in This Is Salvaged, unmoored in turbulence, are searching fervently for meaning, through one another."--,Provided by publisher.