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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 15.99
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. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
From the award-winning poet and novelist?a must-have collection of his four previous books of poetry plus a selection of new, unpublished work. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
"Perfection is not the basis of what I'm talking about," says a member of the Cassandra family, which forms the center of Denis Johnson's plays, Hellhound on My Trail and Shoppers Carried by Escalators Into the Flames .The character could be speaking for his creator, because human imperfection is one of Denis Johnson's specialties -- in his critically... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 11.27
?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... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 18.99
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 $2.3 million. Touched by echoes of Raymond Chandler and... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99
Once upon a time there was a war . . . and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither, who wanted instead to be the Wise American, or the Good American, but who eventually came to witness himself as the Real American and finally as simply the Fucking American. That's me. ... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of The Economist 's 2011 Books of the Year One of NPR's 10 Best Novels of 2011 Denis Johnson's Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions. Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century?an ordinary man in extraordinary... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 9.78
Jimmy Luntz owes money to a man called Juarez. Trouble is, Juarez isn't the most patient of men. And when he gets bored of waiting, he sends someone round to collect. Luntz doesn't actually plan to shoot the guy, but the way he sees it, it's shoot or be shot. Either way, though, Luntz is out of his league, and he knows it: nobody messes with Juarez... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 20.99
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.... more...