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Jesus' Son: Stories (Picador Modern Classics Book 3)
Jesus' Son: Stories (Picador Modern Classics Book 3)
by Denis Johnson
American master Denis Johnson's nationally bestselling collection of blistering and indelible tales about America's outcasts and wanderersDenis Johnson's now classic story collection Jesus' Son chronicles a wild netherworld of addicts and lost souls, a violent and disordered landscape that encompasses every extreme of American culture....
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The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories
by Denis Johnson
Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis JohnsonNATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Dwight Garner, The New York Times • Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Already Dead: A California Gothic
Already Dead: A California Gothic
by Denis Johnson
A contemporary noir, Already Dead is the tangled story of Nelson Fairchild Jr., disenfranchised scion to a northern California land fortune. A relentless failure, Nelson has botched nearly every scheme he's attempted to pull off. Now his future lies in a potentially profitable marijuana patch hidden in the lush old-growth redwoods on...
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Train Dreams: A Novella
Train Dreams: A Novella
by Denis Johnson
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of The Economist 's 2011 Books of the Year One of NPR's 10 Best Novels of 2011 Denis Johnson's Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions. Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century—an ordinary...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Historical Fiction
Tree of Smoke: A Novel
Tree of Smoke: A Novel
by Denis Johnson
Once upon a time there was a war . . . and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither, who wanted instead to be the Wise American, or the Good American, but who eventually came to witness himself as the Real American and finally as simply the Fucking American....
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Resuscitation of a Hanged Man: A Novel
Resuscitation of a Hanged Man: A Novel
by Denis Johnson
Resuscitation of a Hanged Man is Denis Johnson's most fully realized novel to date, an enthralling and shattering reading experience, which probes the mysteries of faith, hope and love.
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Nobody Move: A Novel
Nobody Move: A Novel
by Denis Johnson
From the National Book Award–winning, bestselling author of Tree of Smoke comes a provocative thriller set in the American West. Nobody Move , which first appeared in the pages of Playboy, is the story of an assortment of lowlifes in Bakersfield, California, and their cat-and-mouse game over $2.3 million. Touched by echoes of...
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The Laughing Monsters: A Novel
The Laughing Monsters: A Novel
by Denis Johnson
Denis Johnson's New York Times bestseller, The Laughing Monsters, is a high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world that shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game. Roland Nair calls himself Scandinavian but travels on a U.S. passport. After ten years' absence, he returns to Freetown, Sierra...
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The Name of the World: A Novel
The Name of the World: A Novel
by Denis Johnson
The acclaimed author of Jesus' Son and Already Dead returns with a beautiful, haunting, and darkly comic novel. The Name of the World is a mesmerizing portrait of a professor at a Midwestern university who has been patient in his grief after an accident takes the lives of his wife and child and has permitted that grief to enlarge...
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Seek: Reports from the Edges of America & Beyond
Seek: Reports from the Edges of America & Beyond
by Denis Johnson
Part political disquisition, part travel journal, part self-exploration, Seek is a collection of essays and articles in which Denis Johnson essentially takes on the world.And not an obliging, easygoing world either; but rather one in which horror and beauty exist in such proximity that they might well be interchangeable. Where...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; Writing and Publishing
The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly: Poems Collected and New
The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly: Poems Collected and New
by Denis Johnson
From the award-winning poet and novelist—a must-have collection of his four previous books of poetry plus a selection of new, unpublished work.
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Soul of a Whore and Purvis: Two Plays in Verse
Soul of a Whore and Purvis: Two Plays in Verse
by Denis Johnson
Two plays—hilarious and searing in equal measure—by one of our most essential and original authors In his poetry, short stories, novels, and plays, the National Book Award-winning author Denis Johnson has explored the story of America—especially of the West, land of self-made men and self-perpetuating myths—with searing honesty...
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Shoppers: Two Plays by Denis Johnson
Shoppers: Two Plays by Denis Johnson
by Denis Johnson
"Perfection is not the basis of what I'm talking about," says a member of the Cassandra family, which forms the center of Denis Johnson's plays, Hellhound on My Trail and Shoppers Carried by Escalators Into the Flames . The character could be speaking for his creator, because human imperfection is one of Denis Johnson's specialties...
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