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The Stars at Noonby Denis Johnson
Synopses & Reviews
Set in Nicaragua in 1984, The Stars at Noon is a story of passion, fear, and betrayal told in the voice of an American woman whose mission in Central America is as shadowy as her surroundings. Is she a reporter for an American magazine as she sometimes claims, or a contact person for Eyes of Peace? And who is the rough English businessman with whom she becomes involved? As the two foreigners become entangled in increasingly sinister plots, Denis Johnson masterfully dramatizes a powerful vision of spiritual bereavement and corruption.
"A powerful tale....Johnson reminds us that political deals have little to do with the shifting alliances and rhetoric by which we define our allies and enemies." San Francisco Chronicle
"Short as it is, the book could be trimmed by half without loss of substance. Johnson's previous novels, Angels and Fiskadoro, displayed an unmistakable gift. Unfortunately, this is inferior work by a manifestly superior writer." Publishers Weekly
A passionate and suspenseful story about an American woman in Nicaragua who is swept into the country's violence when she tries to help an English businessman who is in danger.
About the Author
Denis Johnson is the author of The Name of the World, Already Dead, Jesus' Son, Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, Fiskadoro, 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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