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American Purgatorio

(2004)
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Somewhere between paradise and perdition ... Jack's wife has disappeared. She was in the car when they stopped for gas, he knows that much. He walked back from the counter, and then ... Jack can't remember. But Anne has gone. John Haskell's American Purgatorio is an extraordinary debut novel; haunting, comic and achingly poignant. It's a road trip into the heart of a country and a man, a travelogue of loss and redemption, a Pilgrim's Progress for a godless world. It will bring to mind Kurt Vonnegut, Herman Hesse, Jack Kerouac and Richard Ford, but at heart it is a journey, and a novel, like no other.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Wildly original, wonderful, amazing, tender, heart-breaking. Also - remarkably in a book that is so funny - extremely wise." - Geoff Dyer

"A fresh, light, deep, sad, funny, moving trippy dream of a novel... Beautiful." - Tim Pears


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Hardback Editions

March 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: American Purgatorio
Author(s): John Haskell
ISBN: 1-84195-597-3 / 978-1-84195-597-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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December 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: American Purgatorio: A Novel
Author(s): John Haskell
ISBN: 0-374-10432-8 / 978-0-374-10432-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: American Purgatorio
Author(s): John Haskell
ISBN: 1-84195-698-8 / 978-1-84195-698-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: American Purgatorio
Author(s): John Haskell
ISBN: 0-312-42499-X / 978-0-312-42499-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: American Purgatorio
Author(s): John Haskell
ISBN: 1-84195-639-2 / 978-1-84195-639-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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April 2005 : Australia Paperback
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Title: American Purgatorio
Author(s): John Haskell
ISBN: 1-920885-68-4 / 978-1-920885-68-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: American Purgatorio: A Novel
Author(s): John Haskell
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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August 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: American Purgatorio
Author(s): John Haskell
Publisher: Canongate Books
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