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The largesse of the sea maiden stories

by Johnson, Denis, 1949-2017,

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Summary
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{u2019}s death, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come. - Amazon.com
Contents
The largesse of the sea maiden
The starlight on Idaho
Strangler Bob
Triumph over the grave
Doppelganger, poltergeist

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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Additional Information
Subjects Short stories
Literature
Short Stories
Fiction
Electronic books.
Short stories.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Publishing Group2018
2018
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Short stories.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780812988642
9780812988642
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