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The End

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A brilliant debut novel about a single day in 1953 as lived by six people at an ohio carnival

A small, incongruous man receives an excruciating piece of news. His son has died in a POW camp in Korea. It is August 15, 1953, the day of a tumultuous street carnival in Elephant Park, an Italian immigrant enclave in Ohio. The man is Rocco LaGrassa, and his many years of dogged labor, paternal devotion, and steadfast Christian faith are about to come to a crashing end. He is the first of many exquisitely drawn characters we meet that day, each of whom will come to their own conclusion.

The End follows an elderly abortionist, an enigmatic drapery seamstress, a teenage boy, a jeweler - dramatically into the heart of a crime that will twist all their lives. Against a background of immigration, broken loyalties, and racial hostility, we at last return to August 15, 1953, and see everything Rocco saw - and vastly more - through the eyes of various characters in the crowds.

The End is the unforgettable debut of a singular new American novelist.


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"The End is an outstanding work in all the right ways." - Annie Proulx


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Hardback Editions

November 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The End
Author(s): Salvatore Scibona
ISBN: 0-224-09149-2 / 978-0-224-09149-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The End: A novel
Author(s): Salvatore Scibona
ISBN: 1-55597-498-8 / 978-1-55597-498-5 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The End
Author(s): Salvatore Scibona
ISBN: 0-09-955576-X / 978-0-09-955576-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The End: A Novel
Author(s): Salvatore Scibona
ISBN: 1-59448-405-8 / 978-1-59448-405-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The End: A Novel
Author(s): Salvatore Scibona
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May 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The End: A Novel
Author(s): Salvatore Scibona
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2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The End
Author(s): Salvatore Scibona
ISBN: 1-4407-1606-4 / 978-1-4407-1606-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The End
Author(s): Salvatore Scibona
ISBN: 1-4407-1607-2 / 978-1-4407-1607-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC.
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The End
Author(s): Salvatore Scibona
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The End: A Novel
Author(s): Salvatore Scibona
Publisher: Penguin Books
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