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About a Mountain - John D'Agata

Paperback Published: 7th February 2011
ISBN: 9780393339017
Number Of Pages: 236

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When John D'Agata helps his mother move to Las Vegas one summer, he begins to follow a story about the federal government's plan to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain; the result is a startling portrait that compels a reexamination of the future of human life.

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"D'Agata's distinctive narrative rhythms, melancholy wit, and keen perception of the social facade and the toxic darkness it conceals make for an acid test, and a ballad about the endless enigmas of humankind." -- Donna Seaman - Booklist "The book's connections dawn on you like a reverberating rhyme in a poem." -- Matthew Gilbert - Boston Globe "When you're reading D'Agata, you're in such thrall to the dizzying literary risks he takes ... you can't help but be thrilled." -- William L. Fox - Las Vegas Weekly "This is what, at its best, contemporary narrative nonfiction aspires to, a story that, like the novel, operates on many levels at once." -- David Ulin - Los Angeles Times

ISBN: 9780393339017
ISBN-10: 0393339017
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 7th February 2011
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1