Denis Johnson

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden
  • The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

  • **A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOK OF 2018**

    The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson, author of the groundbreaking, highly acclaimed Jesus’ Son. Written in the same luminous prose, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating mortality, the ghosts of the past, and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves.

    Finished shortly before Johnson’s death, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come.

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.