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Leonard English, a sad and intense young man recovering from a suicide attempt, moves to the Cape Cod resort of Provincetown to work as a disk jockey cum private detective. On his first day there, he encounters a beautiful young woman and falls desperately in love with her — only to find out she prefers those of her own sex to men. English's first assignment, a search for an elusive artist, proves equally frustrating. As winter lengthens and Leonard's anguish mounts, his desperate quests — for the artist, for love, for redemption — take on an increasingly apocalyptic coloring.

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"Denis Johnson is an artist. He writes with a natural authority, and there is real music in his prose." New York Times Book Review

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"A cosmically charged fiction that combines hard-boiled theology and a redeeming wit — the perfect spiritual tonic for tough times." Kirkus Reviews

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"A classic....The touch of one of the finest American novelists writing today." Los Angeles Times Book Review

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"An utterly brilliant and original talent, a novelist who reminds us just how wonderful fiction can be." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"At once hilariously funny and profoundly serious, Resuscitation of a Hanged Man is philosophical fiction of the first order and a minor masterpiece of New England local-color literature." Library Journal

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"One of the best and most compelling novelists in the nation." Elle

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"[Johnson's] grace and style are frequently highlighted by the incongruity of his plot twists and character development....While it's easy to be amused by Johnson's deft narrative talents, readers will also be moved by this burdened, melancholy tale." Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Denis Johnson is the author of The Name of the World, Already Dead, Jesus' Son, 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.

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Clark, February 7, 2008 (view all comments by Clark)
This book was quite enjoyable. It is impossible not to get submerged into the story, Johnson hooks you and never lets go. Denis Johnson is a master of the English language. It seems like every word is necessary for the story. Johnson has a focus on providing the reader a well-written novel that lacks useless page filling words. Resuscitation of a Hanged Man makes you question your own life. This book is truly a work of art. A+ for Denis Johnson and Resuscitation of a Hanged Man.

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ISBN:
9780060934668
Author:
Johnson, Denis
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Author:
by Denis Johnson
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
July 2001
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.02x5.30x.63 in. .45 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Perennial - English 9780060934668 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Denis Johnson is an artist. He writes with a natural authority, and there is real music in his prose."
"Review" by , "A cosmically charged fiction that combines hard-boiled theology and a redeeming wit — the perfect spiritual tonic for tough times."
"Review" by , "A classic....The touch of one of the finest American novelists writing today."
"Review" by , "An utterly brilliant and original talent, a novelist who reminds us just how wonderful fiction can be."
"Review" by , "At once hilariously funny and profoundly serious, Resuscitation of a Hanged Man is philosophical fiction of the first order and a minor masterpiece of New England local-color literature."
"Review" by , "One of the best and most compelling novelists in the nation."
"Review" by , "[Johnson's] grace and style are frequently highlighted by the incongruity of his plot twists and character development....While it's easy to be amused by Johnson's deft narrative talents, readers will also be moved by this burdened, melancholy tale."
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