Largesse Of The Sea Maiden

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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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**A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS’ TOP BOOK OF 2018**

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden
is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson, author of the groundbreaking, highly acclaimed Jesus’ Son. Written in the same luminous prose, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating mortality, 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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Weight 0.159 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

128

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K