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The largesse of the sea maiden stories

by Johnson, Denis, 1949-2017,

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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.Audiobook Table of Contents:"The Largesse of the Sea Maiden," read by Nick Offerman "The Starlight on Idaho," read by Michael Shannon "Strangler Bob," read by Dermot Mulroney "Triumph Over the Grave," read by Will Patton "Doppelgänger, Poltergeist" read by Liev SchreiberAdvance praise for The Largesse of the Sea Maiden"Mesmerizing . . . psychologically revelatory, spiritually inquisitive, and grimly funny stories . . . Johnson will be remembered and revered as an incisive storyteller fluent in the comedy and tragedy of human confusion and the transcendence of compassion."—Booklist (starred review)"American literature suffered a serious loss with Johnson's death. These final stories underscore what we'll miss. . . . Johnson is best known for his writing about hard-luck cases—alcoholics, thieves, world-weary soldiers. But this final collection ranges up and down the class ladder; for Johnson, a sense of mortality and a struggle to make sense of our lives knew no demographic boundaries."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"An instant classic . . . A masterpiece of deep humanity and astonishing prose . . . It's filled with Johnson's unparalleled ability to inject humor, profundity, and beauty—often all three—into the dark and the mundane alike. These characters have been pushed toward the edge; through their searches for meaning or clawing just to hold on to life, Johnson is able to articulate what it means to be alive, and to have hope."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "An outstanding assemblage of actors narrates this powerful collection of five short stories from the late Johnson, who died in 2017. Film actor Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Nocturnal Animals) soulfully relays "The Starlight on Idaho," which unfolds in a series of letters to friends and family, written by a character named Mark "Cass" Cassandra from inside a rehab facility where he is trying, once again, to get clean. Shannon's delivery fully embraces the highs and lows of Cass's missives, which are at times as funny as they are tragic. "Triumph over the Grave" is written from the perspective of an elderly writer who ponders his mortality while reflecting on the deaths of his friends. Voice actor Will Patton reads this story in a Southern accent. He sounds both reflective and wise, and his slow pacing gives the impression that the speaker is a man who chooses his words carefully. The story ends with a chilling passage that Patton transforms into a emotionally raw soliloquy. While Patton and Shannon provide the most noteworthy performances, the other stories, which are read by celebrity narrators Nick Offerman, Dermot Mulroney, and Liev Schreiber, are also excellent. These exceptional stories are expertly rendered, both in the writing and the reading, and are a fitting finale to Johnson's career. A Random House hardcover. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Short stories
Short Stories
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Various.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9780525495482
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