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Denis Johnson

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National Book Awards Winner

Denis Johnson is the author of eight novels, one novella, one book of short stories, three collections of poetry, two collections of plays, and one book of reportage. His novel Tree of Smoke won the 2007 National Book Award.

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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.

  • 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 dollars.

  • 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.

  • 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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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

The Laughing Monsters

Denis Johnson

A post-9/11 literary spy thriller from the National Book Award–winning author of Tree of SmokeRoland Nair calls himself Scandinavian but travels...

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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...

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Train Dreams

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...

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