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Impossible Vacation

(1992)
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Having detailed the agonies of writing a book in his monologue Monster in a Box, Spalding Gray now gives us the monster itself: a convulsively funny, unexpectedly moving novel about a man eternally searching for a moment of protected pleasure even as he is permanently incapable of finding it.

Brewster North witnesses his mother's madness but misses her suicide; searches frantically for enlightenment in the Poconos and zipless sex in India; suffers family ennui in Rhode Island and a nervous breakdown in Amsterdam. In the process he emerges as a hilariously complex everyman. And as Gray narrates his hero's free fall, he confirms his own stature as one of our funniest, most eccentric, and most engaging storytellers.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Spalding Gray's Impossible Vacation

Hardback Editions

January 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: Impossible Vacation (Picador)
Author(s): Spalding Gray
ISBN: 0-330-32372-5 / 978-0-330-32372-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Impossible Vacation
Author(s): Spalding Gray
ISBN: 0-394-56894-X / 978-0-394-56894-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

February 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Impossible Vacation
Author(s): Spalding Gray
ISBN: 0-330-33158-2 / 978-0-330-33158-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Impossible Vacation
Author(s): Spalding Gray
ISBN: 0-679-74523-8 / 978-0-679-74523-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Impossible Vacation (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Spalding Gray
Publisher: Vintage
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