Deborah Willis, author of Vanishing and Other Stories, on tour August/September 2010

Posted By on July 19, 2010

About Vanishing and Other Stories

• Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (August 17, 2010)

A finalist for the Governor General’s Awards, Vanishing and Other Stories is the stunning debut short story collection from Deborah Willis. Evocative and passionately written, Vanishing brilliantly explores emotional and physical absences; the ways in which people leave and are left; and whether it’s ever possible to move on.

A French teacher who collects fiancés; a fortune-teller who fails to predict the heartbreak of her own daughter; an aging cowboy seduced by a city girl . . . these are some of the unforgettable people who live in these pages.

In Vanishing and Other Stories, secrets are both kept and unearthed, and lives are shaped by missing lovers, parents, and children. With wisdom and dexterity, moments of dark humor, and a remarkable economy of words, Deborah Willis captures an incredible array of characters that linger in the imagination and prove that nothing is ever truly forgotten.

About Deborah

Deborah Willis’s work has appeared in the Bridport Prize Anthology, Event, and Grain, and she was a winner of PRISM International‘s annual fiction prize. Short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, Vanishing and Other Stories is her first book of fiction.

Visit Deborah at her website.

Deborah Willis’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Tuesday, August 17th: Booksie’s Blog

Wednesday, August 18th: Eleanor’s Trousers

Tuesday, August 24th: The Lost Entwife

Thursday, August 26th: Raging Bibliomania

Monday, August 30th: All About {n}

Wednesday, September 1st: In the Next Room

Tuesday, September 7th: she reads and reads

Wednesday, September 8th: Cozy Little House

Monday, September 13th: Rundpinne

Tuesday, September 14th: Confessions of a Bookaholic

Wednesday, September 15th: Life in the Thumb

Tuesday, September 21st: Library Queue

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