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Tree of Smoke (Hardcover)

Denis Johnson

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Hardcover. `Once upon a time there was a war, and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither, who wanted instead to be the Wise .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 624 pages. 0.933. Bookseller Inventory # 9780330449205

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Title: Tree of Smoke (Hardcover)

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st.

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Tree of Smoke A Novel by Johnson, Denis. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux,2007, Binding: Hardcover

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Amazon Significant Seven, September 2007: Denis Johnson is one of those few great hopes of American writing, fully capable of pulling out a ground-changing masterpiece, as he did in 1992 with the now-legendary collection, Jesus' Son. Tree of Smoke showed every sign of being his "big book": 600+ pages, years in the making, with a grand subject (the Vietnam War). And in the reading it lives up to every promise. It's crowded with the desperate people, always short of salvation, who are Johnson's specialty, but despite every temptation of the Vietnam dreamscape it is relentlessly sober in its attention to on-the-ground details and the gradations of psychology. Not one of its 614 pages lacks a sentence or an observation that could set you back on your heels. This is the book Johnson fans have been waiting for--along with everybody else, whether they knew it or not. --Tom Nissley

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