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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409018452
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Angels




'Prose of amazing power and stylishness' Philip Roth

'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.

From the author of Tree of Smoke, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409018452
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the author

Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson was the author of nine novels, one novella, two books of short stories, five collections of poetry, two collections of plays and one book of reportage. Among other honours, his novel Tree of Smoke won the 2007 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, and Train Dreams was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.

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Praise for Angels

Johnson succeeds so well as to make one eager for more

John Sutherland, London Review of Books

A beautifully tragic chronicle

New York Magazine

Denis Johnson is one of our most inventive, unpredictable novelists

New York Times Book Review

Johnson knows his people inside out, their lost, lonely, never-had-a-chance lives. He knows how they talk and think, and he makes us know them too

Publishers Weekly

One of the strongest examples of fiction noir since Robert Stone's first work appeared-with an absence of sentimentality and an overall shape that's perfectly judged, this is one of the most impressive first novels of recent seasons - full of a fiery recoiling kick, the dreadful power of inhuman ugliness and misfortune beyond redemption

Kirkus Reviews

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