Nobody Move (Hardcover)

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Description


From the National Book Award–winning, bestselling author of Tree of Smoke comes a provocative thriller set in the American West. Nobody Move, which first appeared in the pages of Playboy, is the story of an assortment of lowlifes in Bakersfield, California, and their cat-and-mouse game over $2.3 million. Touched by echoes of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Nobody Move is at once an homage to and a variation on literary form. It salutes one of our most enduring and popular genres—the American crime novel—but with a grisly humor and outrageousness that are Denis Johnson’s own. Sexy, suspenseful, and above all entertaining, Nobody Move shows one of our greatest novelists at his versatile best.

About the Author


Denis Johnson is the author of The Name of the World, Already Dead, Jesus' Son, Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, Fiskadoro, The Stars at Noon, and Angels. His poetry has been collected in the volume The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly. He is the recipient of a Lannan Fellowship and a Whiting Writer's Award, among many other honors for his work. He lives in northern Idaho.

Praise For…


“The God I want to believe in has a voice and a sense of humor like Denis Johnson’s.”—Jonathan Franzen

“We can hearTwain in [ Johnson’s] bitter irony, Whitman in his erotic excess . . . An amazingly talented writer.”—Vince Passaro, Newsday

“Good morning and please listen to me: Denis Johnson is a true American artist.”—Jim Lewis, The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374222901
ISBN-10: 0374222908
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: April 28th, 2009
Pages: 196
Language: English