The Resuscitation of a Hanged Man

A Novel

Denis Johnson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Resuscitation of a Hanged Man is Denis Johnson's most fully realized novel to date, an enthralling and shattering reading experience, which probes the mysteries of faith, hope and love.

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Resuscitation of a Hanged Man
1980He came there in the off-season. So much was off. All bets were off. The last deal was off. His timing was off, or he wouldn't have come here at this moment, and also every second arc lamp along the peninsular highway was switched off. He'd been through several states along the turnpikes, through weary tollgates and stained mechanical restaurants, and by now he felt as if he'd crossed a hostile foreign land to reach this fog with nobody in it, only yellow lights blinking and yellow signs wandering past the car's windows silently.

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Praise for The Resuscitation of a Hanged Man

 "The God I want to believe in has a voice and a sense of humor like Denis Johnson’s."—Jonathan Franzen

"One of the best and most compelling novelists in the nation."—Elle

"Johnson is an author who has captured the zeitgeist of American experience as surely as Twain, Hemingway or Ellison."—Andrew Hubner, New York Post

"An utterly brilliant and original talent, a novelist who reminds us just how wonderful fiction can be."—The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
"A classic…the touch of one of the finest novelists living today."—Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Denis Johnson is the author of three earlier novels and four collections of poetry.  He lives in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.

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The Resuscitation of a Hanged Man
A Novel
Denis Johnson

e-Book Agency

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
March 1991
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466807051
ISBN10: 1466807059
224 pages
$9.99

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Picador
July 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250015969
ISBN10: 1250015960
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$15.00
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