Jesus' Son

Jesus' Son

by Denis Johnson
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Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson

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 Already Dead: A California Gothic, Angels and Resuscitation of a Hanged Man.

Author Biography: Denis Johnson is the author of The Name of the World, Already Dead, Jesus' Son, Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, Fiskadoro, The Stars at Noon, and Angels. His poetry has been collected in the volume The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly. He is the recipient of a Lannan Fellowship and a Whiting Writer's Award, among many other honors for his work. He lives in northern Idaho.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374178925
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 12/28/1992
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.02(w) x 7.83(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

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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Jesus' Son 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
SavageBS More than 1 year ago
Read on the reviews anywhere for "Jesus' Son" - stories by Denis Johnson and you'll see the same things: amazing, life changing, a masterpiece. So I finally took the plunge! "Jesus' Son" is eleven short tales about drug addicts, low lifes and other miscreants. I thought the stories were good, not great. The writing is unique and as one reviewer blurb on the book says, "its like reading ticker tape from the subconscious" and thats a dead on description. Somewhere along the way, I read that Chuck Palahniuk said that "Jesus' Son" is one of his favorite books and that he often refers back to it when writing his own novels. The stories I really enjoyed- Car Crash While Hitchhiking Out on Bail Work Emergency Steady Hands at Seattle General Beverly Home Not your normal short stories by any means, but very good! ** A movie was made from this book, starring Billy Crudup, Denis Leary, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black & Holly Hunter, unfortunately the amazing cast did nothing for it, I do not recommend it.
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The best of William Burroughs and Jean Genet, but with a lighter hand.
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chasmt More than 1 year ago
Interesting stories for a few hours of reading pleasure.
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This collection of stories is fun and interesting. The characters are unique and funny, sad and reflective. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an unusual style of story telling and memorable characters. Very fun.
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ClarkP More than 1 year ago
I was totally blown away with this book. The short stories were amazing. Denis Johnson has the ability to make you feel like you are a direct part of the story, many authors lack this talent. Jesus' Son is a short and quick read, but yet powerful and lasting. I will definately read this one again. A+ for Jesus' Son.