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Resuscitation of a Hanged Man

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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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"[W]e sympathize with a character who both courts and dreads his destiny....And we admire a writer who weaves a coherent novel out of wild strands....Johnson is a knowing writer...who drops just enough hints of a self-referential tongue in his cheek." David Gates, Newsweek

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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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"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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"Johnson has the capacity to be a rewarding novelist, but the unrelieved air of gloomy disapproval shrouding Resuscitation of a Hanged Man leaves hero and reader alike feeling condemned, without hope of appeal." Roz Kaveney, The Times Literary Supplement

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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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140165227
Author:
Johnson, Denis
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
March 1992
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.73x5.05x.52 in. .39 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Viking Penguin - English 9780140165227 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[W]e sympathize with a character who both courts and dreads his destiny....And we admire a writer who weaves a coherent novel out of wild strands....Johnson is a knowing writer...who drops just enough hints of a self-referential tongue in his cheek."
"Review" by , "An utterly brilliant and original talent, a novelist who reminds us just how wonderful fiction can be."
"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 , "Johnson has the capacity to be a rewarding novelist, but the unrelieved air of gloomy disapproval shrouding Resuscitation of a Hanged Man leaves hero and reader alike feeling condemned, without hope of appeal."
"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."
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