One of the thrills of book blogging is getting served up the occasional literary treat from kind-hearted publishers. This is the latest one for me – David Vann’s Legend of a Suicide, published in the UK by Viking Penguin on October 29th.
Already published in the US, I’ve heard a lot about Vann’s debut novel (mainly from Penguin’s publicist Joe )) and I’m eager to read it. If the New York Times can see resemblances in Legends of a Suicide to Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons (here’s their review), then you can bet your life I’m interested.
This may only be a proof copy but how delicious is the cover art? Good enough to eat I’d say, hence the ‘cheesy’ plate analogy ) But if you thought the cover couldn’t get any better than this, wait until you see the retail bookcover..mmmm. The cover art comes courtesy of the artistic hand of Dan Funderburgh, and I invite you to visit his website to see more of his exquisite artwork.
Anyway, more on Legend of a Suicide sometime in the not too distant future.