Jesus' Son: Stories by

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Harper Collins, Dec 15, 1993 - Fiction - 160 pages
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An intense collection of interconnected stories that portray life through the eyes of a young man in a small Iowa town, by the author of Angels and Resuscitation of a Hanged Man. Each story's perception distinguishes Johnson's hauntingly beautiful vision of American life.
 

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Wonderfully Gritty Short Stories

User Review  - Donavin B, Science Buyer - Borders

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

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I bought this for my son and he was thrilled to receive it. His sister echoed that shed love to have the book as well. I cant comment on the content since I havent read the book. Read full review

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Contents

Car Crash While Hitchhiking
3
Out on Bail
35
Work
55
Emergency
69
Dirty Wedding
91
The Other Man
105
Beverly Home
137
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About the author (1993)

Denis Johnson was born in Munich, Germany in 1949. He was raised in many countries throughout the world before attending college at the University of Iowa. Along with writing several volumes of poetry, Johnson has written short stories for The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Paris Review, and Best American Short Stories. He has written the novels Resuscitation of a Hanged Man and Already Dead. Johnson was the recipient of an Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and the Robert Frost Award. Johnson has also received fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation. His novel, Tree of Smoke (2007), won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Johnson's novel, Train Dreams (2012) received a Pulitzer Prize nomination.

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