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3 edition of Tree of smoke found in the catalog.

Tree of smoke

by Denis Johnson

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    The lives of Skip Sands, a spy-in-training engaged in psychological operations against the Vietcong, and brothers Bill and James Houston, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert into a war, intertwine in a novel of America during the Vietnam War.

    Edition Notes

    StatementDenis Johnson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3560.O3745 T74 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination614 p. ;
    Number of Pages614
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24750310M
    ISBN 100374279128
    ISBN 109780374279127
    LC Control Number2007006562
    OCLC/WorldCa83977529

    Loss is Tree of Smoke’s major theme, and it comes in various guises. There is the loss of relationships, as seen in characters who are estranged from their parents or .   Tree of Smoke is a novel by American author Denis Johnson which won the National Book Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. It is about a man named Skip Sands who joins the CIA in , and begins working in Vietnam during the American involvement there. The time frame.

    An amputee with a phantom limb, fancy that. Lewis’s aside that Tree of Smoke “doesn’t feel like a Denis Johnson novel” lends weight to the assumption that a writer cannot become famous by. Tree of Smoke is the National Book Award Winner for Fiction. One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year. Named a Best Book of the Year by Time, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, Slate, The National Book Critics Circle, The Christian Science Monitor Tree of Smoke is the story of William "Skip" Sands, .

      The acclaimed author and poet Denis Johnson has died aged Best known for his classic short-story collection Jesus’ Son, Johnson won the National Book Award for his novel Tree of Smoke in Author: Danuta Kean. Tree of Smoke Overview. In “Tree of Smoke,” William “Skip” Sands and his Uncle, Colonel Frances Xavier Sands, are members of the CIA working to gather intelligence in Vietnam while young Americans, including James and Bill Houston, fight the Vietcong. The story follows dozens of characters as they live, fight, and sometimes die.


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