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Jesus' son: stories

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Recently adapted for the screen, this now-classic collection of ten stories from the author of Resuscitation of a Hanged Man and Angels is narrated by a young man, a recovering alcholic and heroin addict whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and various kinds of loss.

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Grouping Title jesus son
Grouping Author johnson denis
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author Johnson, Denis, 1949-2017.
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display_description "Jesus' Son, the first collection of stories by Denis Johnson, presents a unique, hallucinatory vision of contemporary American life unmatched in power and immediacy, and marks a new level of achievement for this acclaimed writer. Set in the Midwest and West, they are narrated by a young man, an alcoholic and heroin addict, whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and various kinds of loss. Many of them are centered around the Vine, a bar in an Iowa town where the narrator meets his friends and forms alliances "based on something erroneous, some basic misunderstanding that hadn't yet come to light." In "Work," he and another man vandalize an empty house, stripping it of electrical wire to sell for scrap; "Dirty Wedding" evokes the emotional scars of an abortion from an unusual viewpoint; in "Beverly Home," our hero finds himself spying on a Mennonite couple through their bedroom window."--BOOK JACKET. "In their intensity of perception, their neon-lit evocation of a strange world brought uncomfortably close, the stories in Jesus' Son offer a disturbing yet eerily beautiful portrayal of American loneliness and hope."--BOOK JACKET.
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ils:.b26582648 Book Books English Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1992. 160 pages ; 20 cm.
ils:.b27421909 Book Books 1st HarperPerennial ed. English HarperPerennial, 1993. 160 pages ; 18 cm.
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ils:.b34098033 Book Books English Picador, [2009] 133 pages ; 21 cm.
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