The Resuscitation of a Hanged Man

A Novel

Denis Johnson

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"Denis Johnson is an artist. He writes with a natural authority, and there is real music in his prose."—Mona Simpson, The New York Times Book Review

In the bleak of November, Lenny English drifts into the Cape Cod resort of Provincetown. Recovering from a recent suicide attempt, his soul suspended in its own off-season, he takes a job as a third-shift disk jockey, with a little private detective work on the side for his boss. As Lenny falls in love with a beautiful young local, a woman whose sexual orientation should preclude the affair, he soon begins his first assignment, a search for a missing painter whose personal history seems to mirror his own. In pursuit of the artist—and love, and redemption—Lenny will resort to great and desperate measures to revive himself, and his faith in the world.

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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 six novels, three collections of poetry, and one book of reportage. His novel Tree of Smoke was the 2007 winner of the National Book Award.

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The Resuscitation of a Hanged Man
A Novel
Denis Johnson

Trade Paperback

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

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
March 1991
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ISBN: 9781466807051
ISBN10: 1466807059
224 pages
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