Tree of Smoke

Set in south-east Asia and the US, and spanning two decades, it ostensibly tells the story of Skip Sands, a CIA spy who may or may not be engaged in psychological operations against the Viet Cong -- but also takes the reader on a surreal ...

Tree of Smoke

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509829997

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Tree of Smoke – the name given to a ‘psy op’ that might or might not be hypothetical and might or might not be officially sanctioned – is Denis Johnson’s most gripping, visionary and ambitious work to date. Set in south-east Asia and the US, and spanning two decades, it ostensibly tells the story of Skip Sands, a CIA spy who may or may not be engaged in psychological operations against the Viet Cong -- but also takes the reader on a surreal yet vivid journey, dipping in and out of characters’ lives to reveal fundamental truths at the heart of the human condition. ‘A Catch-22 for our times’ Alan Warner, Books of the Year, Observer 'The God I want to believe in has a voice and a sense of humour like Denis Johnson's' Jonathan Franzen ‘An epic of drenched sensuality and absurdly chewable dialogue, as though Don DeLillo and Joseph Heller had collaborated on a Vietnam war novel’ Steven Poole, Books of the Year, New Statesman

Nobody Move

Nobody Move, which first appeared in the pages of Playboy, is the story of an assortment of lowlifes in Bakersfield, California, and their cat-and-mouse game over $2.3 million.

Nobody Move

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429959711

Page: 208

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From the National Book Award–winning, bestselling author of Tree of Smoke comes a provocative thriller set in the American West. Nobody Move, which first appeared in the pages of Playboy, is the story of an assortment of lowlifes in Bakersfield, California, and their cat-and-mouse game over $2.3 million. Touched by echoes of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Nobody Move is at once an homage to and a variation on literary form. It salutes one of our most enduring and popular genres—the American crime novel—but with a grisly humor and outrageousness that are Denis Johnson's own. Sexy, suspenseful, and above all entertaining, Nobody Move shows one of our greatest novelists at his versatile best.

Train Dreams

Suffused with the history and landscapes of the American West - its otherworldly flora and fauna, its rugged loggers and bridge-builders - Train Dreams captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life.

Train Dreams

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847086632

Page: 128

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Robert Grainier is a day labourer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century - an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainier struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime. Suffused with the history and landscapes of the American West - its otherworldly flora and fauna, its rugged loggers and bridge-builders - Train Dreams captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life.

Resuscitation of a Hanged Man

Resuscitation of a Hanged Man is Denis Johnson's most fully realized novel to date, an enthralling and shattering reading experience, which probes the mysteries of faith, hope and love.

Resuscitation of a Hanged Man

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466807059

Page: 224

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Resuscitation of a Hanged Man is Denis Johnson's most fully realized novel to date, an enthralling and shattering reading experience, which probes the mysteries of faith, hope and love.

The Laughing Monsters

This is a brutal journey through a land abandoned by the future – a journey that will lead them to meet themselves not in a new light, but in a new darkness.

The Laughing Monsters

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473520363

Page: 240

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‘In this land of chaos and despair, all I can do is wish for magic armour and the power to disappear.’ Freetown, Sierra Leone. A city of heat and dirt, of guns and militia. Alone in its crowded streets, Captain Roland Nair has been given a single assignment. He must find Michael Adriko – maverick, warrior, and the man who has saved Nair's life three times and risked it many more. The two men have schemed, fought and profited together in the most hostile regions of the world. But on this new level – espionage, state secrets, treason – their loyalties will be tested to the limit. This is a brutal journey through a land abandoned by the future – a journey that will lead them to meet themselves not in a new light, but in a new darkness.

Car Crash While Hitchhiking and Emergency

Car Crash While Hitchhiking is a story by Denis Johnson, a writer with a "dazzling gift for poetic language, [a] natural instinct for metaphor and wordplay” (The New York Times)...

Car Crash While Hitchhiking and Emergency

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250771674

Page: 64

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Car Crash While Hitchhiking is a story by Denis Johnson, a writer with a "dazzling gift for poetic language, [a] natural instinct for metaphor and wordplay” (The New York Times)...

The Name of the World

Michael Reed is a man going through the motions, numbed by the death of his wife and child. But when events force him to act as if he cares, he begins to find people who - against all expectation - help him through his private labyrinth.

The Name of the World

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780413771605

Page: 129

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Michael Reed is a man going through the motions, numbed by the death of his wife and child. But when events force him to act as if he cares, he begins to find people who - against all expectation - help him through his private labyrinth.

Scholars Leaf of the Tree of Knowledge

This has not enough air it goes out or burns badly , power is called capillary
attraction . so that some of the vapor inside of the flame When the candle is blown
out , a smoke comes out in the form of smoke . A candle rises from the wick . If a
bit ...

Scholars  Leaf of the Tree of Knowledge

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A Volume of Smoke in Two Puffs

CONSOLATIONS ; or , Leaves from the Tree of Life . By the Rev . John
CUMMING , D . D . F . R . S . E . Second and Cheaper Edition . Fcap . cloth , 5s .
COTTAGE IN THE CHALK - PIT . By C . A . MANT . 18mo . cloth , 2s . CROCK OF
GOLD ...

A Volume of Smoke in Two Puffs

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Soul of a Whore and Purvis

Two plays—hilarious and searing in equal measure—by one of our most essential and original authors In his poetry, short stories, novels, and plays, the National Book Award-winning author Denis Johnson has explored the story of ...

Soul of a Whore and Purvis

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709653

Page: 240

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Two plays—hilarious and searing in equal measure—by one of our most essential and original authors In his poetry, short stories, novels, and plays, the National Book Award-winning author Denis Johnson has explored the story of America—especially of the West, land of self-made men and self-perpetuating myths—with searing honesty and genuine sympathy. These two plays, written in verse at once hypnotic and clear, confirm his position as one of our great verbal stylists and a literary conscience for our times. In Soul of a Whore, a lively cast of characters—faith healers, pimps, strippers, actual demons—converge, with unexpected hilarity, as Bess Cassandra awaits execution for the murder of her infant daughter. Purvis's seven reverse-chronological scenes catalog the fall and rise of Melvin Purvis, the G-man who brought down John Dillinger and Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd. Johnson takes us from Washington's back rooms to a Midwestern cornfield, dramatizing the seductive allure of power and our own human capacity for both pettiness and grace. In these furiously entertaining, occasionally terrifying works, Johnson chronicles and questions America's myths, heroes, and everyday realities with verve and elegance, revealing himself once again to be at the height of his linguistic and insightful powers.

Angels

‘A dazzling and savage first novel’ New York Times Angels tells the story of two born losers.

Angels

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409018458

Page: 272

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‘A dazzling and savage first novel’ New York Times Angels tells the story of two born losers. Jamie has ditched her husband and is running away with her two baby girls. Bill is dreaming of making it big in a life of crime. They meet on a Greyhound bus and decide to team up. So begins a stunning, tragic odyssey through the dark underbelly of America – the bars, bus stations, mental wards and prisons that play host to Jamie and Bill as they find themselves trapped in a downward spiral though rape, alcohol, drugs and crime, to madness and death. From the author of Tree of Smoke, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

Jesus Son

Eleven stories narrated by a young recovering alcoholic, whose dependency has led him to crime, cruelty, and loss in the Midwest, depict the disparity of emotions that constitute the American experience.

Jesus  Son

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312428747

Page: 133

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Eleven stories narrated by a young recovering alcoholic, whose dependency has led him to crime, cruelty, and loss in the Midwest, depict the disparity of emotions that constitute the American experience.

The Wisconsin Farmer

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for an early and larger bedges ... A variety of the A fine shrub , blooming in May or
June , Purple Fringe , or Smoke Tree should be giniana ) - The Red Cedar .

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The Garden

The Smoke tree looks · such impression . In landscape gardening , as in other
Fine interesting just now , while its flowers are fresh , but soon they Arts ,
everything should be in keeping ; no over - strained will fade , and the dry tops
will be a ...

The Garden

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