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Author: David Vann
Publisher: New York, NY : Black Cat, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Grove Atlantic paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Following the success of Aquarium which was a New York Times Editor's Choice and garnered numerous rave reviews, David Vann transports us to 13th century B.C. to give a nuanced and electric portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology's most fascinating and notorious women, Medea. In brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Black Sea from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vann, David.
Bright air black.
New York, NY : Black Cat, [2017]
(DLC) 2017004540
Named Person: Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Vann
ISBN: 9780802125804 0802125808
OCLC Number: 951760351
Description: 252 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: David Vann.

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"Following the success of Aquarium which was a New York Times Editor's Choice and garnered numerous rave reviews, David Vann transports us to 13th century B.C. to give a nuanced and electric portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology's most fascinating and notorious women, Medea. In brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Black Sea from Persia's Colchis--where Medea flees her home and father with Jason, the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece. Vann's reimagining of this ancient tale offers a thrilling, realist alternative to the long held notions of Medea as monster or sorceress. We witness with dramatic urgency Medea's humanity, her Bronze Age roots and position in Greek society, her love affair with Jason, and her tragic demise. Atmospheric and spellbinding, Bright Air Black is an indispensable, fresh and provocative take on one of our earliest texts and the most intimate and corporal version of Medea's story ever told"--
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Praise for Bright Air Black"In Bright Air Black, Vann captures all of the fascinating dark and magical elements of classic Greek mythology that have made it endure across time and cultures, but Read more...

 
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