Already Dead: A California Gothic by Denis Johnson

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 could lose his land, funds, and crop within the divorce payment. What's extra, short of a few speedy money, Nelson had foolishly agreed to smuggle $90,000 worthy of cocaine via customs for Harry Lally, Jr., an immense participant in a drug syndicate. backing out ahead of bringing the medication via, he flushes the powder. Now Lally desires him lifeless, and goons are scorching on his path. determined, terrified, and on my own, for Nelson, there is just one means out.
Denis Johnson's largest and most complicated booklet but, Already lifeless is "a fiercely poetic journey de force.... It's additionally a hell of a read" (Details).
The hugely acclaimed novel from considered one of today's such a lot attention-grabbing writers, Already lifeless "offers near to every thing that mystery dealers search for: medicinal drugs, booze, intercourse, murderous violence, a soupcon of the supernatural and a wide solid of enterprising psychopaths" (Time).
"Mr. Johnson writes superbly, with power and charm, as if his fingers have been on hearth and his head caked in ice.... each web page boasts exhilarating flights of Mr. Johnson's prose". -- long island Observer
"What makes this booklet most unlikely to place down ... is the operatic grandeur of Johnson's prose, that is occasionally appealing and infrequently hypnotic". -- humans

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