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Whores for Gloria (Contemporary American Fiction)

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From the acclaimed author of The Rainbow Stories, The Ice Shirt, and Fathers and Crows comes this fever dream of a novel about an alcoholic Vietnam veteran, Jimmy, who devotes his government check and his waking hours to the search for a beautiful and majestic street whore, a woman who may or may not exist save in Jimmy's rambling dreams. Gloria's image seems distilled from memory and fantasy and the fragments of whatever Jimmy can buy from the other whores: their sex, their stories--all the unavailing dreams of love and salvation among the drinkers and addicts who haunt San Francisco's Tenderloin District.

Synopsis:

From the acclaimed author of The Rainbow Stories comes this fever dream of a novel about an alcoholic Vietnam veteran, who devotes his government check and his waking hours to the search for a beautiful and majestic street whore--a woman who may or may not really exist.

About the Author

William T. Vollmann is the author of eight novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and Rising Up and Rising Down, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. Vollman's writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, Esquire, Conjunctions, Granta, and many other magazines. He lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140231571
Other:
Vollmann, William T.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Vollmann, William T.
Author:
Vollmann, William
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Prostitutes
Subject:
Prostitutes -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Alcoholics
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Contemporary American Fiction
Series Volume:
94-3
Publication Date:
19940231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.79x5.03x.48 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , From the acclaimed author of The Rainbow Stories comes this fever dream of a novel about an alcoholic Vietnam veteran, who devotes his government check and his waking hours to the search for a beautiful and majestic street whore--a woman who may or may not really exist.

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