Jesus’ Son

Denis Johnson

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Granta Books

Published: 06-09-2012


A classic of Twentieth-Century American Literature from one of America’s greatest living writers.

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SKU: 9781847086709

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Jesus’ Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiralling grief and transcendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost and found and lost again. The narrator of these interlinked stories is a young, unnamed man, reeling from his addiction to heroin and alcohol, his mind at once clouded and made brilliantly lucid by these drugs. In the course of his adventures, he meets an assortment of people, who seem as alienated and confused as he; sinners, misfits, the lost, the damned, the desperate and the forgotten. Our of their bleak, seemingly random lives, Denis Johnson creates modern-day parables of a harsh and devastating beauty.

Additional information

Weight 0.108 kg
Dimensions 8 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 144