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The vanishing man : stories

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    Cormorant Books, 2005
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


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    The Vanishing Man is a collection of linked short stories about a man trying to come to terms with his past, a religious upbringing, in an ever-changing personal world that constantly throws him into self-doubt. He marries, finds happiness, only to go through a terrible divorce. He recovers, finds true love, marries, and goes through another terrible divorce and family death. He goes into therapy and tries to make sense of his failures and unhappiness by attempting to reclaim his past life. But this only partly succeeds. It’s not until the man discovers his true self that he is finally able to find hope, and his love of life again.

    • The dead man's float
    • Yuma
    • Moving house
    • Swimming to Jesus
    • Dancing with Oma
    • The waterhead
    • The vanishing man
    • The promised land
    • Saving the pinkie
    • Mr. Moon Boots
    • Your typical alien transformation
    • Running men
    • The ferry girl
    • A fishing story
    • Careful
    • The day my neighbor killed himself
    • Locked out.
    Subject(s): Faith | Fiction | Identity | Marriage | Men | Self-doubt
    Original Publisher: Toronto, Cormorant Books
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 1896951589, 9781896951584, 9781897151686