Dennis Cooper has been praised as a writer of "disquieting genius" by "Vanity Fair, and his sparely crafted novels have earned him an international reputation--even as his subject matter has made him a controversial figure. "God Jr, is a stunnigly accomplished new novel that marks a new phase in Cooper's noteworthy career. "God Jr, is the story of Jim, a father who survived the car crash that killed his teenage son Tommy was distant, transfixed by video games and pop culture, and a mystery to the man who raised him. Now, disbled by the accidem, yearning somehow to absolve his own guilt over the crash, Jim becomes obsessed with a mysterious building Tommy drew repetitively in a notebook before he died. As the fixation grows, Jim starts to take on elements of his son--at the expense of his job and marriage--but is he connecting with who Tommy truly was? A tender, wrenching look at guilt, grief, and the tenuous honds of family, "God Jr, is unlike anything Dennis Cooper has yet written. It is a triumphant achievement from one of our finest wirters.
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Review: God Jr.User Review - Ipsith - Goodreads
There are a number of images that might spring to mind when one considers the art of Dennis Cooper: homosexuality, violence, teenage sex and drugabuse. A common criticism of Cooper's work - by those ... Read full review
Review: God Jr.User Review - Shane Vanoosterhout - Goodreads
I read several of DC's novels in my mid-late 20s, then sort of forgot about him. When I read this one a few years ago I found it uninteresting compared to his earlier stuff. Read full review
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DENNIS COOPER: OFFICIAL ONLINE RESOURCE
God Jr. is a stunningly accomplished new novel that marks a new phase in Cooper's ... God Jr. is the story of Jim, a father who survived the car crash that ...
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It's called "God Jr.", and it's in some ways a departure from his usual work. It's existence is owed to the fact that, among other thing, he wanted to write ...
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Look Back In Anger: <i>God Jr.</i> by Dennis Cooper
But Dennis Cooper charts new territory with his excellent, vivid, and very short 2005 book God Jr. Pot-smoking depressive Jim loses his son Tommy in a car ...
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God Jr. - International Herald Tribune
Fiction. By Dennis Cooper 163 pages. $12. Black Cat/Grove/Atlantic
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Riddles of grief in a video game
On the surface, "God Jr." is a simple story of a father's elaborate healing ... So in "God Jr." you take on his quest, spend countless hours playing this ...
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God Jr by Dennis Cooper (Black Cat, Grove/Atlantic, 2005), 163 pp. ... God Jr is a lean and harrowing meditation full of dark poetic beauty. ...
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The Believer - Dennis Cooper, Probably
God Jr. is the first of his books to be set in a world populated by adults. ... God Jr. is one of the most enigmatic, troubling, and strange books of the ...
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Il retro di copertina dell'edizione italiana di God Jr è un insieme di praise ... Con God Jr siamo agli antipodi di quelle germinazioni di capolavori: siamo ...
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San Francisco Bay Times
God Jr. is a delicious departure for the gay author of Closer, Wrong, and other writing—not as edgy, sexually, but just as exciting, literarily. ...
Void Books interview with Dennis Cooper
You've noted that your forthcoming novel, GOD JR., is PG-13 rated. ... Well, my next 'real' novel GOD JR. comes out in August from Grove Press. ...