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Jesus' Son

23 Ratings: 0.9
First collection of short stories by contemporary American author Denis Johnson

Table of Contents:      Car crash while hitchhiking -- Two men -- Out on bail -- Dundun -- Work -- Emergency -- Dirty wedding -- The other man -- Happy hour -- Steady hands at Seattle General -- Beverly Home.

Author: Denis Johnson
Genre: Short Stories
Publisher: Picador
Date Published: 1992
3 reviews about Jesus' Son
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Absolutely amazing - language, content, everything.
Quick Tip by . November 12, 2009
Johnson does a great job crafting subtle [and some overt] symbolism in this book. Movie rendition not too shabby -- Jack Black's in it.
review by . May 13, 2008
First edition cover, Jesus' Son
A professor assigned this book and one other for our semester-long creative writing class (the other was "The Things They Carried", by Tim O'Brien, which is also a great book not only for learning how to write short stories, but for its soldier's view of the Vietnam War).  We read them out of order, so the first one I read was "Dirty Wedding", about a man whose pregnant girlfriend went to get an abortion, and he is dealing with the realities of it.  In a scene in which he goes in to see …
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