Whores for Gloria

Whores for Gloria

Book - 1994
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A "beautifully written and deeply affecting" novel ( USA Today ) about a Vietnam veteran - from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe Central

Watch for Vollmann's new work of nonfiction, No Immediate Danger , coming in April of 2018

From the acclaimed author of Europe Central comes this fever dream of a novel about an alcoholic Vietnam veteran, Jimmy, who devotes his government check and his waking hours to the search for a beautiful and majestic street whore, a woman who may or may not exist save in Jimmy's rambling dreams. Gloria's image seems distilled from memory and fantasy and the fragments of whatever Jimmy can buy from the other whores: their sex, their stories--all the unavailing dreams of love and salvation among the drinkers and addicts who haunt San Francisco's Tenderloin District.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1994, c1991
ISBN: 9780140231571
0140231579
Branch Call Number: F Vol

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