Nobody Move by Denis Johnson
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Nobody Move Summary
From the National Book Awardwinning, 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 genresthe American crime novelbut with a grisly humor and outrageousness that are Denis Johnsons own. Sexy, suspenseful, and above all entertaining, Nobody Move shows one of our greatest novelists at his versatile best.
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"Starred Review. With its crackling dialogue and mercilessly bleak worldview, this stark and darkly funny chronicle of a four-way race to the bottom is a testament to Johnson's sublime sympathy for lowlifes." - Publishers Weekly
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Denis Johnson Author Biography
Poet, playwright and author Denis Johnson was born in Munich, West
Germany in 1949 and was raised in Tokyo, Manila and Washington. He holds a
masters' degree from the University of Iowa and has received many awards
including a Lannan Fellowship in Fiction in (1993), a Whiting Writer's Award
(1986) and the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction from the Paris Review for Train
Dreams. He is best known for his collection of short stories, Jesus' Son.
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