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Tree of Smoke

Audiobook

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.


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Publisher: Macmillan Audio Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781427220189
  • File size: 664849 KB
  • Release date: September 1, 2007
  • Duration: 23:05:06

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781427220189
  • File size: 664943 KB
  • Release date: September 1, 2007
  • Duration: 23:04:56
  • Number of parts: 18

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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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Macmillan Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781427220189
    File size: 664849 KB
    Release date: September 1, 2007
    Duration: 23:05:06

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781427220189
    File size: 664943 KB
    Release date: September 1, 2007
    Duration: 23:04:56
    Number of parts: 18

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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