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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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February 2009 : USA Hardback
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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

November 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-78319-870-2 / 978-1-78319-870-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oberon Books
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April 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
ISBN: 1-77089-214-1 / 978-1-77089-214-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-84708-634-9 / 978-1-84708-634-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
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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
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-84708-137-1 / 978-1-84708-137-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-84708-095-2 / 978-1-84708-095-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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Audio Editions

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


December 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt, Fellswoop Theatre
Publisher: Oberon Books
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April 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ablutions
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
Publisher: Granta Books
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April 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Ablutions: Notes for a Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
Publisher: Mariner Books
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