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Resuscitation of a Hanged Man

Resuscitation of a Hanged Man

A Novel

Denis Johnson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux




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.


Resuscitation of a Hanged Man

He 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...


Praise for 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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About the author

Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson (1949-2017) 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.

Denis Johnson

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