By Denis Johnson
Nelson Fairchild, Jr., has a Thriving Marijuana company in California's lush redwood nation -- and a few severe difficulties. His marriage has long past to pot, and he may well lose his land, money, and crop within the divorce payment. What's extra, wanting a few quickly funds, Nelson had foolishly agreed to smuggle $90,000 worthy of cocaine via customs for Harry Lally, Jr., a massive participant in a drug syndicate. retreating prior to bringing the medicine via, he flushes the powder. Now Lally wishes him lifeless, and goons are scorching on his path. determined, terrified, and by myself, for Nelson, there's just one means out.
Denis Johnson's largest and most intricate e-book but, Already lifeless is "a fiercely poetic travel de force.... It's additionally a hell of a read" (Details).
The hugely acclaimed novel from one in every of today's so much interesting writers, Already lifeless "offers on the subject of every thing that mystery dealers search for: medicines, booze, intercourse, murderous violence, a soupcon of the supernatural and a wide forged of enterprising psychopaths" (Time).
"Mr. Johnson writes fantastically, with power and beauty, as if his fingers have been on fireplace and his head caked in ice.... each web page boasts exhilarating flights of Mr. Johnson's prose". -- big apple Observer
"What makes this booklet very unlikely to place down ... is the operatic grandeur of Johnson's prose, that's occasionally attractive and sometimes hypnotic". -- humans
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I wasn’t worried about Brenda—she would think twice before getting involved. But I reasoned that if the police were smart they would talk to every florist in the city. Of course their being Crenshaw’s finest, it was only even odds they would make the connection to an employee of Nature’s Basket who had not shown up for work, one Karen Robileaux, age twenty-six. D. of Karen it would be too late for an anonymous return of the baby. And if they came knocking on the door before I had the chance to deliver him back of our own accord, as appeared likely, there would be no alleviating circumstances for a judge to consider, that I could see.
By midnight I had us tucked away in a Days Inn outside of Dopple City, Nevada. So without consciously thinking about it till we were practically there, this is where I had meant to come. I brought in a hamburger dinner, french fries, chicken wings, a milkshake, and for Karen a garden salad. She never drank anything but water. I left her sitting on one of the double beds and feeding the child. I went outside for a smoke and then got back in the SUV. I knew Dopple. It was a city in its dreams only—what, a railroad yard, a string of car dealerships?
Instead, he asked sound questions. He had also turned the conversation away from his own circumstances, family relations and so on, which Mama put people through in order to learn who was back home and might be waiting. Most of the immigrants, if they had family, it was still in the old country, but you had to make sure. Per Lundgren was close mouthed, but he did admit to being unmarried and so we decided to go ahead. And here was Henry, the brother he had never mentioned, sitting stiffly in the wing chair with his arms folded and the aggrieved expression on his face.
Already Dead: A California Gothic by Denis Johnson