Jesus' Son

Stories

Denis Johnson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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 alcholic and heroin addict whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and various kinds of loss.

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Car Crash While HitchhikingA salesman who shared his liquor and steered while sleeping ... A Cherokee filled with bourbon ... A VW no more than a bubble of hashish fumes, captained by a college student ...And a family from Marshalltown who headonned and killed forever a man driving west out of Bethany, Missouri ...... I rose up sopping wet from sleeping under the pouring rain, and something less than conscious, thanks to the first three of the people I've already named--the salesman and the Indian and the student--all of whom had given me drugs.

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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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"Reading these stories is like reading ticker tape from the subconscious."--The Nation

"A work of spare beauty and almost religious intensity."--Entertainment Weekly

"Intense, vicious, and beautiful, these stories are fraught with a cutting wit purposefully juxtaposed against the too-big sentimentality of a drunk. Denis Johnson is an exquisite writer."--Mary Gaitskill

"[Dennis Johnson is] a synthesizer of profoundly American voices: we can hear Twain in his biting irony, Whitman in his erotic excess, not a little of Dashiell Hammett too in the hard sentences he throws back at his gouged, wounded world. And behind all these you sense something else: a visionary angel, a Kerouac, or, better yet, a Blake, who has seen his demon and yearned for God and forged a language to contain them both."--Newsday

"Ferocious intensity. . . . No American novelist since William Burroughs has so flagrantly risked 'insensitivity' in an effort to depict the pathology of addiction."--The New York Times Book Review

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Denis Johnson

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.

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Jesus' Son
Stories
Denis Johnson

e-Book Agency

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

Unabridged Digital Audio

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

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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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