Tree Of Smoke

Johnson Denis

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2007
Edition: First Edition

Description: 614 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. A Vivid Journey, Dipping In And Out Of Characters' Lives To Reveal Fundamental Truths At The Heart Of The Human Condition

Publishers Description: `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. Thats me. This is the story of Skip Sands, a CIA spy engaged in psychological operations against the Viet Cong, and the disasters that befall him. It is also the story of two brothers heading towards self-destruction, and a story about double agents, missionaries, killers for hire and lost souls desperate for sex, death or God - and thus an end to their loneliness. His first full-length novel in nine years, and one that describes a war where disinformation has become self-delusion, Tree of Smoke is Denis Johnsons most gripping, visionary and ambitious work to date. `There isnt an American voice I love more than Denis Johnsons MICHAEL HERR `Once Johnson gets his hooks into you - and it takes about two sentences - its pretty much impossible to stop reading New York Times Book Review `One of the true legislators of tortured American souls ALAN WARNER, Guardian `A superlatively good American writer who gives a good name to those ugly terms dirty realism and poetic prose DAVID FLUSFEDER, Daily Telegraph

ISBN: 9780230703681


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