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Macmillan Children's Book

Jesus' Son

Stories

Picador Modern Classics (Volume 3)

Author: Denis Johnson, read by Will Patton

Jesus' Son

Jesus' Son

$10.99

About This Book

Ten stories narrated by a recovering alcoholic and heroin addict whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and loss.

On Sale
10/13/2009

Book Details

American master Denis Johnson's nationally bestselling collection of blistering and indelible tales about America's outcasts and wanderers

Denis Johnson's now classic story collection Jesus' Son chronicles a wild netherworld of addicts and lost souls, a violent and disordered landscape that encompasses every extreme of American culture. These are stories of transcendence and spiraling grief, of hallucinations and glories, of getting lost and found and lost again. The insights and careening energy in Jesus' Son have earned the book a place of its own among the classics of twentieth-century American literature.

Imprint Publisher

Macmillan Audio

ISBN

9781427205728

In The News

“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

“Will Patton is the growly voice of your audiobook dreams. His voice sounds like it's wearing a beat up leather jacket and worn out jeans, which is perfect for Denis Johnson's stories of drug adventures and smoky dive bars. Characters with a wild past deserve the kind of voice that may have made some questionable and risky decisions.” —BuzzFeed

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