Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson
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Denis Johnson is the author of nine novels, three collections of poetry, and one book of reportage. He is the recipient of a Lannan Fellowship and a Whiting Writer’s Award, among many other honors for his work. He lives in Northern Idaho.


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Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Denis Johnson's novel Tree of Smoke, the 2007 National Book Award Winner for Fiction. Tree of Smoke is the story of William "Skip" Sands, CIA--engaged in Pschological Operations against the Vietcong--and the disasters that befall him. 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.

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Train Dreams by Denis Johnson--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Denis Johnson's novella Train Dreams. Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions. 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. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world.

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Nobody Move by Denis Johnson--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Denis Johnson's novel Nobody Move. 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.

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Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Denis Johnson's short story collection Jesus' Son, a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiraling grief and trancendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost and found 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.

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The Resuscitation of a Hanged Man

Denis Johnson
Picador

"Denis Johnson is an artist. He writes with a natural authority, and there is real music in his prose."—Mona Simpson, The New York Times Book Review In the...


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Soul of a Whore and Purvis

Denis Johnson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Train Dreams

Denis Johnson
Picador

A New York Times Notable Book An Esquire Best Book of 2011 A New Yorker Favorite Book of 2011 A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of 2011 Denis Johnson’s...


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Train Dreams and Jesus' Son

Denis Johnson
Macmillan Audio


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Nobody Move

Denis Johnson
Picador

Jimmy Luntz is an innocent man, more or less. He's just leaving a barbershop chorus contest in Bakersfield, California, thinking about placing a few bets at...


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Jesus' Son

Denis Johnson
Picador

Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiraling grief and trancendence, of rock bottom and...


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Tree of Smoke

Denis Johnson
Picador

Tree of Smoke is the 2007 National Book Award Winner for Fiction. One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Named a Best Book of the Year by...


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