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Ablutions

Ablutions

(2009)
A novel by

 
A classic tale of addiction and its consequences as well as a brilliant, often comic twist on the novel, set in, at, and behind the bar.

In a famous but declining Hollywood bar works A Bartender.Morbidly amused by the decadent decay of his surroundings, he watches the patrons fall into their nightly oblivion,making notes for his novel. In the hope of uncovering their secrets and motives, he establishes tentative friendships with the cast of variously pathological regulars.

But as his tenure at the bar continues, he begins to serve himself more often than his customers, and the moments he lives outside the bar become more and more painful: he loses his wife, his way, himself.Trapped by his habits and his loneliness, he realizes he will not survive if he doesn't break free of his life and the bar. And so he hatches a terrible, necessary plan of escape and his only chance at redemption. Ablutions brings readers behind the bar, below rock bottom, and beyond the everyday take on storytelling.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Ablutions: Notes for a Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 0-15-101498-1 / 978-0-15-101498-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt, Fellswoop Theatre
ISBN: 1-78319-870-2 / 978-1-78319-870-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
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April 2012 : Canada Paperback
Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
ISBN: 1-77089-214-1 / 978-1-77089-214-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-84708-634-9 / 978-1-84708-634-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Ablutions: Notes for a Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 0-547-33571-7 / 978-0-547-33571-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-84708-137-1 / 978-1-84708-137-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-84708-095-2 / 978-1-84708-095-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2012 : UK Audio CD
Title: Ablutions (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Patrick deWitt, narrated by Garrick Hagon
ISBN: 1-4074-9815-0 / 978-1-4074-9815-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

February 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt, Fellswoop Theatre
Publisher: Oberon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA   

October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2010 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Ablutions: Notes for a Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   



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