The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories

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Random House #ad - The largesse of the sea maiden contains the kind of work every writer would like to go out on: fresh, profound and singular. When johnson wrote at reckless full force, discovering those odd places where, his sentences and storylines blasted barriers, as one of his narrators here says, ‘the Mystery winks at you.

’. With prose vernacular and elevated at the same time. 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 JohnsonThe Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories #ad - . Finished shortly before johnson’s death, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come. Praise for the largesse of the sea maiden“these four stories rank with johnson’s best work, a catalogue of singular moments related by a man who tells us he’s passing through life as if it were a masquerade, but the title story, ranks with the best fiction published by any American writer during this short century.

New york magazine    “most of these stories are terrific, and two—the first and the last—are out-of-this-world. It affirms literature’s promise to believers, the gift of eternal voice. Maureen corrigan on fresh air, npr   “the book in front of us today is one for which many people have waited—as if outside, in the acid rain—a long time.

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Jesus' Son: Stories

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Picador #ad - These stories tell of spiraling grief and trancendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost an dfound and lost again. The raw beauty and careening energy of Denis Johnson's prose has earned this book a place among the classics of twentieth-century American literature. Jesus' son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls.

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Train Dreams: A Novella

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Picador #ad - Picador USA. As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world. It is the story of robert grainier, a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century-an ordinary man in extraordinary times.

A new york times notable bookan esquire best book of 2011a new yorker favorite Book of 2011A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of 2011 Denis Johnson's Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions. Picador USA. Suffused with the history and landscapes of the American West, this novella by the National Book Award--winning author of Tree of Smoke captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life.

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Tree of Smoke

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Picador #ad - . It is also the story of the houston brothers, Bill and James, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert and into a war where the line between disinformation and delusion has blurred away. Tree of smoke is the story of william "Skip" Sands, CIA--engaged in Psychological Operations against the Vietcong--and the disasters that befall him.

Picador USA. In the words of michiko kakutani in the new York Times, Tree of Smoke is "bound to become one of the classic works of literature produced by that tragic and uncannily familiar war. Picador USA. Picador USA. Tree of smoke is the 2007 National Book Award Winner for Fiction. One of the new york times 10 best books of the yearnamed a best book of the year by time, The Boston Globe, Slate, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The National Book Critics Circle, Salon, Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor.

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Angels: A Novel

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Harper Perennial #ad - Picador USA. Picador USA. Driven by restless souls, jamie and bill bounce from bus stations to cheap hotels as they ply the strange, bad booze, fascinating, and desperate needs, and dangerous fringe of American life. Their tickets may say phoenix, but their inescapable destination is a last stop marked by stunning violence and mind-shattering surprise.

Denis johnson, known for his portraits of America's dispossessed, sets off literary pyrotechnics on this highway odyssey, lighting the trek with wit and a personal metaphysics that defiantly takes on the world. The most critically acclaimed, and first, angels puts jamie mays -- a runaway wife toting along two kids -- and Bill Houston -- ex-Navy man, ex-husband, of Denis Johnson's novels, ex-con -- on a Greyhound Bus for a dark, wild ride cross country.

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Seek: Reports from the Edges of America & Beyond

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Harper Perennial #ad - If the path to knowledge lies in experience, Seek is a fascinating record of Johnson's profoundly moving pilgrimage. Part political disquisition, part self-exploration, part travel journal, Seek is a collection of essays and articles in which Denis Johnson essentially takes on the world. A world of such wild, rocketing energy that, grasping it, anything at all is possible.

Whether traveling through war-ravaged liberia, mingling with the crowds at a Christian Biker rally, or attempting to unearth his inner resources while mining for gold in the wilds of Alaska, exploring his own authority issues through the lens of this nation's militia groups, Johnson writes with a mixture of humility and humorous candor that is everywhere present.

Seek: Reports from the Edges of America & Beyond #ad - With the breathtaking and often haunting lyricism for which his work is renowned, Johnson considers in these pieces our need for transcendence. 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 violence and poverty and moral transgression go unchecked, even unnoticed.

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Jesus' Son: Stories Picador Modern Classics

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Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories

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Knopf #ad - Moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again, McGuane writes about familial dysfunction, emotional failure, and American loneliness, celebrating the human ability to persist through life's absurdities. Picador USA. Picador USA. From one of our most acclaimed writers, a sumptuous gathering of his singular work in the short form--forty-five stories, including seven entirely new pieces appearing for the first time in book form.

For more than four decades, Thomas McGuane has been heralded as an unrivaled master of the short story. Set in the seedy corners of key west, with its vast and unforgiving landscape, and McGuane's hallmark Big Sky country, the remote shore towns of the Bahamas, these are stories of people on the fringes of society, whose twisted pasts meddle with their chances for companionship.

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Warlight: A novel

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Knopf #ad - They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, determined now to protect, all of whom seem, in some way, and educate in rather unusual ways Rachel and Nathaniel.

But are they really what and who they claim to be? and what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, and it is this journey--through facts, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, recollection, explaining nothing, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.

Warlight: A novel #ad - From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement.

In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. Picador USA. In 1945, just after world war ii, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth.

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The Only Story: A novel

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Knopf #ad - This is mine. One summer in the sixties, paul comes home from university, in a staid suburb south of London, aged nineteen, and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. Clinging to each other as though their lives depend on it, they then set up house in London to escape his parents and the abusive Mr.

Picador USA. But there's only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. And they soon, inevitably, are lovers. In the mixed-doubles tournament he's partnered with Susan Macleod, ironic, confident, a fine player who's forty-eight, and married, with two nearly adult daughters. Mcleod. Decades later, relentlessly--everything fell apart, how he freed Susan from a sterile marriage, Paul looks back at how they fell in love, and how--gradually, and he found himself struggling to understand the intricacy and depth of the human heart.

The Only Story: A novel #ad - I don't mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. Picador USA. She is also a warm companion, their bond immediate. It's a piercing account of helpless devotion, as Paul puts it, of how, and of how memory can confound us and fail us and surprise us sometimes all at once, "first love fixes a life forever.

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Census

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Ecco #ad - As they approach “z,  census is a novel about free will, ” the man must confront a series of questions: What is the purpose of the census? Is he complicit in its mission? And just how will he learn to say good-bye to his son? Mysterious and evocative, and the ferocity of parental love, the power of memory, grief, from one of our most captivating young writers.

Picador USA. With no recourse in mind, and with a desire to see the country on one last trip, the man signs up as a census taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town with his son. Traveling into the country, through towns named only by ascending letters of the alphabet, the man and his son encounter a wide range of human experience.

Census #ad - Named one of the most anticipated books of 2018 by the new york times • the chicago reader • nylon •  the boston globe • the huffington post • the rumpus  • the av club • southern living • the millions • BuzzfeedA powerful and moving new novel from an award-winning, a father and son journey north across a tapestry of townsWhen a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn’t have long left to live, acclaimed author: in the wake of a devastating revelation, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son—a son whom he fiercely loves, a boy with Down syndrome.

Picador USA. While some townspeople welcome them into their homes, others who bear the physical brand of past censuses on their ribs are wary of their presence. When they press toward the edges of civilization, the landscape grows wilder, and the towns grow farther apart and more blighted by industrial decay.

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