Jesus' Son: Stories

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Macmillan, Feb 17, 2009 - Fiction - 133 pages
4 Reviews
Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiraling grief and transcendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost and found and lost again. The raw beauty and careening energy of Denis Johnson's prose has earned this book a place among the classics of twentieth-century American literature.
 

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Wonderfully Gritty Short Stories

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A friend recommended this to me and it's some of the best fiction I've read in quite some time. I saw the film by the same title and, while I enjoyed the film, I found the experience of reading these ... Read full review

Jesus' son: stories

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Set in the Midwest and West, these aggressively grim stories are linked by a common narrator--a young, nameless substance abuser of unspecified background and education. Like the other marginal and ... Read full review

Contents

Two Men
11
Out on Bail
27
Dundun
35
Work
43
Emergency
55
Dirty Wedding
73
The Other Man
85
Happy Hour
95
Steady Hands at Seattle General
105
Beverly Home
113
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About the author (2009)

Denis Johnson 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.

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