Largesse Of The Sea Maiden

25th March 2020


1 in stock (can be backordered)

25 years ago, Denis Johnson published ‘Jesus’ Son’, ‘a work of spare beauty and almost religious intensity’ (Entertainment Weekly), which remains a touchstone today, ardently beloved by readers and writers alike. Included in The New York Times’ list of the ’25 Best Books of the Last 25 Years’ (alongside Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Philip Roth’s American Pastoral), it is routinely described in the press as the single most important and influential book of short stories in a generation. Now, after years of writing novels and plays in a very different mode, Johnson returns to the shorty story form that first catapulted him to the highest pedestal of American writers. Taken together, the stories in this powerful and deeply felt collection are Denis Johnson at his absolute best, the highest-calibre work of an American master.

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