Tree of Smoke

By: Johnson, Denis

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"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 American, or the Good American, but who eventually came to witness himself as the Real American and finally as simply the Fucking American. That's me."This is the story of Skip Sands--spy-in-training, engaged in Psychological Operations against the Vietcong--and the disasters that befall him thanks to his famous uncle, a war hero known in intelligence circles simply as the Colonel. This is also the story of the Houston brothers, Bill and James, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert into a war in which the line between disinformation and delusion has blurred away. In its vision of human folly, and its gritty, sympathetic portraits of men and women desperate for an end to their loneliness, whether in sex or death or by the grace of God, this is a story like nothing in our literature."Tree of Smoke "is Denis Johnson's first full-length novel in nine years, and his most gripping, beautiful, and powerful work to date."Tree of Smoke" is the 2007 National Book Award Winner for Fiction.

Title: Tree of Smoke

Author Name: Johnson, Denis

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First edition. First Printing

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2007

ISBN Number: 0374279128

ISBN Number 13: 9780374279127

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 000445

Description: 614 pp. Octavo. Winner of the 2007 National Book Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. Unread copy. Complete number line 1-10 on copyright page. Black title stamped on spine, light brown boards, dust jacket protected with an archival Brodart cover.

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