Jesus' Son: Stories

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Macmillan, Feb 17, 2009 - Fiction - 133 pages
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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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User Review  - lisapeet - LibraryThing

I don't reread often, so I was happy to find that this collection thrills me as much as these stories did when I first read them almost 30 years ago. Johnson's use of language is still surprising—and ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyMetcalfe - LibraryThing

Denis Johnson’s short stories set a standard in the late 20th century that has rarely been equalled. The voices of his narrators are raw, unadorned (except when wonder is the only appropriate reaction ... 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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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.

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