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Still Life Las Vegas - A Novel

James Sie

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

When Walter Stahl was five-years-old, his mother drove away in the family's blue Volvo and never came back. Now seventeen, living in the dregs of Las Vegas, taking care of his ailing father and marking time in a dead-end job along the Strip, Walter's life so far has been defined by her absence. He doesn't remember what she looks like; he's never so much as seen a photograph but, still, he looks for her among the groups of tourists he runs into every day, allowing himself the dim hope that she might still be out there, somewhere. But when Walter meets Chrysto and Acacia, a brother and sister working as living statues at the Venetian Hotel, his world cracks wide open. With them he discovers a Las Vegas he never knew existed and, as feelings for Chrysto develop, a side of himself he never knew he had. At the same time, clues behind his mother's disappearance finally start to reveal themselves, and Walter is confronted with not only the truth about himself, but also that of his family history. Threading through this coming-of-age story are beautiful, heart-wrenching graphic illustration, which reveal the journey of Walter's mother Emily: how she left everything to chase a vision of Liberace across the country; and how Walter's father Owen went searching for her amongst the gondolas of the Venetian Hotel. In James Sie's debut novel, Still Life Las Vegas, the magical collides with the mundane; memory, sexual awakening and familial ties all lead to a place where everything is illuminated, and nothing is real. "One of the most startlingly assured debut novels I've ever read. James Sie's writing is gorgeous, and the story is heartbreaking. I am in awe."-Augusten Borroughs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors and This Is How

Language:

English

Length:

9h 40m


Chapters

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02:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:13