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About Grace Anthony Doerr

About Grace By Anthony Doerr

About Grace by Anthony Doerr

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'About Grace' is from the author of 'The Shell Collector'.

About Grace Summary

About Grace by Anthony Doerr

Beautifully written and compelling, About Grace is the long-awaited debut novel from Anthony Doerr. Growing up in Alaska, young David Winkler is crippled by his dreams. At nine, he dreams a man is decapitated by a passing truck on the path outside his family's home. The next day, unable to prevent it, he witnesses an exact replay of his dream, in real life. The premonitions keep coming, unstoppably. He sleepwalks during them, bringing catastrophe into his reach. Then, as unstoppable as a vision, he falls in love, at the supermarket (exactly as he already dreamed) with Sandy. They flee south, landing in Ohio, where their daughter Grace is born. And then the visions of Grace's death begin for Winkler, as their waterside home is inundated. Plagued by the same horrific images of Grace drowning, when the floods come, he cannot face his destiny and flees. He beaches on a remote Caribbean island, where he works as a handyman, chipping away at his doubts and hopes, never knowing whether Grace survived the flood or met the doom he foretold. After two decades, he musters the strength to find out!

About Grace Reviews

Advance praise for About Grace: 'I loved this wonderful book -- its strangeness, its obsessiveness, its beautiful sentences.' Monica Ali, author of Brick Lane 'The story and its unusual hero, David Winkler, right away become fixed in a reader's attentions and stay there. About Grace is full of exacting dreams, marvelous incident, tragic-comic underpinnings and a dedication to the fundamental eccentricity of life. With the stories in The Shell Collector, we discovered a writer of immense talent; this novel gives us a sense that Mr. Doerr may become an indispensable one.' Howard Norman, author of The Museum Guard Praise for The Shell Collector: 'An extraordinary debut collection, filled with the vastness of the natural world pressing against human insignificance.' Guardian 'Exquisite! I can think of very few authors whose words sing with such music.' The Times

About Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr's stories have appeared in numerous publications, including Atlantic Monthly. The Shell Collector is his first book. He is 30 and lives in Idaho, where he is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Boise State University. He has also recently been awarded a fellowship at Princeton University.

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About Grace by Anthony Doerr
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
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