Denis Johnson Tribute Event
Denis Johnson, Tribute Event
Thursday, January 25 at 7 p.m.
Authors, friends, students, and fans of Denis Johnson are invited to Rediscovered Books to share selections from his last collection, THE LARGESSE OF THE SEA MAIDEN
This is the first, new story collection in twenty-five years from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson.
“The second story collection from the late Johnson is a masterpiece of deep humanity and astonishing prose. . . . This book is an instant classic. It's filled with Johnson's unparalleled ability to inject humor, profundity, and beauty—often all three—into the dark and the mundane alike. These characters have been pushed toward the edge; through their searches for meaning or clawing just to hold onto life, Johnson is able to articulate what it means to be alive, and to have hope.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“American literature suffered a serious loss with Johnson's death. These final stories underscore what we'll miss… Johnson is best known for his writing about hard-luck cases—alcoholics, thieves, world-weary soldiers. But this final collection ranges up and down the class ladder; for Johnson, a sense of mortality and a struggle to make sense of our lives knew no demographic boundaries.”—Kirkus (starred review)