Jesus' Son

Stories

Denis Johnson, read by Will Patton

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Recently adapted for the screen, this now-classic collection of ten stories from the author of Resuscitation of a Hanged Man and Angels is narrated by a young man, a recovering alcoholic and heroin addict whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and various kinds of loss.

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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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“Patton’s narration is pitch perfect; he produces voices for a collection of gritty, bent souls who spend their lost days riding buses, hitchhiking, breaking into abandoned houses, drinking at the Vine, and stealing pills from the hospital dispensary. An absolute must for Johnson fans and a fine introduction to the author’s work.” – Publishers Weekly

"Appropriately, Patton's reading is anything but warm and welcoming, but his delivery is so inescapably present that it draws listeners into the work and compels them to drop any preconceived notions about the protagonist and his life. The result is a memorable journey." - AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

 
"Will Patton keeps matters interesting with his gruff yet puzzled narration, making his clueless characters just "with it" enough to stay sharp and real." - Winston-Salem Journal

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Denis Johnson, read by Will Patton

DENIS JOHNSON is the author of seven works of fiction, three collections of poetry, and one book of reportage. He is the recipient of a Lannan Fellowship and a Whiting Writers' Award, among many other honors for his work. Will Patton has won two OBIE awards for best actor for the off-Broadway plays, Sam Shepard's Fool for Love and the Public Theatre production of What Did He See? He's appeared in a host of films including A Mighty Heart with Angelina Jolie, Knucklehead, Brooklyn's Finest, and Dog Days of Summer. His many television credits include The Agency, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 24, and Numb3rs.
 
An Earphones Award-winner and Audies finalist, Will has narrated audiobooks by such authors as Charles Frazier, Larry McMurtry, Don DeLillo, and Ernest Hemingway. He was named Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense by AudioFile magazine in both 2008 and 2009. Will read Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson for Macmillan Audio.

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Jesus' Son
Stories
Denis Johnson, read by Will Patton

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Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427205728
ISBN10: 1427205728
Audio Run Time: 3:00
$9.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
February 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312428747
ISBN10: 031242874X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 144 pages
$14.00

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e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
October 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466806887
ISBN10: 1466806885
144 pages
$9.99
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