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The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories

"If there’s any such thing as good writing advice, my best would be: 'Read Denis Johnson.' This collection of stories might be called generous, all-seeing, haunted, made by a writer who has succumbed to real evil and the next day seized evil by the scruff of the neck, stuffed it in the trunk, forced evil on a long night drive to an empty field. As you grow old, ripe with sorrow, it's hard to know what you need. Then Denis Johnson writes a book and suddenly it appears."

Spencer R.

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Author Denis Johnson
Publisher Random House
Publication Date 2018-01-16
Section New Hardcover - Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Spencer R.
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780812988635

Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves.

Finished shortly before Johnson’s death, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come.

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