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The Largesse of the Sea Maiden
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
by Denis Johnson


 
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New York, NY: Random House (Release Date: January 16, 2018)

First Edition.

Hardback, as new in dust jacket.

A new story collection, the first since his seminal Jesus’ Son, from “the best American writer of the past 25 years” (New Republic), a National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited follow-up story collection to Denis Johnson’s classic Jesus’ Son. Written with the same luminous prose, in a style of almost religious intensity, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating old age, mortality, and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves. The characters in these stories are haunted by the ghosts of the past: Some atone for old mistakes and youthful indiscretions, others care for ailing friends and remember long-departed loves, and one is obsessed with the strange entanglement of insanity and genius that has occupied his entire life. Finished shortly before Johnson’s death, this collection is a summation of his career, a monument to a writer whose work will live on for many years to come.

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