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Wild Man Fenn by David Vann
October 24, 2009 – 10:20 am | No Comment
Wild Man Fenn by David Vann

by David Vann
The late night lonesome stare at the fish tank, the only well-lit place in the world.  The fish were sleeping.  One on top of the other, like firewood or humans, the orange-and-black clown …

September 4, 2009 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Chris Vernon
The lead character in your book Legend of a Suicide, Jim Fenn, is somewhat based on your own father James, or at least takes a lot from him. Was it your intention to …