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"A dazzling and savage first novel". (New York Times). Angels tells the story of two born losers. Jamie has ditched her husband and is running away with her two baby girls. Bill is dreaming of making it big in a life of crime. They meet on a Greyhound bus and decide to team up. So begins a stunning, tragic odyssey through the dark underbelly of America - the bars, bus stations, mental wards and prisons that play host to Jamie and Bill as they find themselves trapped in a downward spiral though rape, alcohol, drugs and crime, to madness and death. It is from the author of Tree of Smoke, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.

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Angels is the story of two born losers. Jamie is escaping with two baby girls from a husband who has gone zombie-like on her. Bill is dreaming of making it big in a life of crime so natural to him that any other way would make no sense. They meet on a Greyhound bus, and team up because they have nowhere else to go. So begins a stunning, tragic odyssey through the dark flipside of America - the bars, bus stations, mental wards and prisons of the legions of the lost where Jamie and Bill travel on their inevitable downward spiral though rape, alcohol, drugs and crime to madness and death.

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"Denis Johnson is one of our most inventive, unpredictable novelists."

-- The New York Times Book Review

This novel, which suggests a brilliant mixture of William Blake and James M. Cain, established Denis Johnson as a major talent in American fiction, a promise confirmed in his later books Fiskadoro and The Stars at Noon. Jamie Mays and Bill Houston meet on a Greyhound bus. She is fleeing an unfaithful husband and lugging two travel-stained children. He is on the rebound from stints in jail and the navy and looking for "high old times." Together, they make an aimless tour of bus stations and cheap hotels from Pittsburgh to Phoenix, their momentum fueled by booze, rage, and corrosive need, their journey a trajectory that leads inexorably to a moment of shattering violence.

"A small masterpiece... prose of amazing power and stylishness."

-- Philip Roth

"A debut to be celebrated."

-- Washington Post Book World

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