Fiskadoro

Paperback | May 30, 2000

byDenis Johnson

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Hailed by the New York Times as "wildly ambitious" and "the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived today and studied such disparate works as the Bible, 'The Wasteland,' Fahrenheit 451, and Dog Soldiers, screened Star Wars and Apocalypse Now several times, dropped a lot of acid and listened to hours of Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones," Fiskadoro is a stunning novel of an all-too-possible tomorrow. Deeply moving and provacative, Fiskadoro brilliantly presents the sweeping and heartbreaking tale of the survivors of a devastating nuclear war and their attempts to breaking tale of the survivors of a devastating nuclear war and their attempts to salvage remnants of the old world and rebuild their culture.

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The Cold War is over, and the threat of nuclear war is not as strong as it once was. However, we still live in a society that can destroy itself with the push of a button. In Fiskadoro, Denis Johnson examines these themes in a story about nuclear age United States and the choices society as a whole makes surrounding this controvers...

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Hailed by the New York Times as "wildly ambitious" and "the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived today and studied such disparate works as the Bible, 'The Wasteland,' Fahrenheit 451, and Dog Soldiers, screened Star Wars and Apocalypse Now several times, dropped a lot of acid and listened to hours of...

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'A mythical story. . .a coming-of-nuclear-age tale, the making of a new man from the ashes of the old world. . .a key to the conundrum at the center of the world.' -Philadelphia Inquirer

Denis Johnson is the author of The Name of the World, Already Dead, Jesus’ Son, Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, Fiskadoro, The Stars at Noon, and Angels. His poetry has been collected in the volume The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly. He is the recipient of a Lannan Fellowship and a Whiting Writer’...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.63 inPublished:May 30, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060976098

ISBN - 13:9780060976095

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The Cold War is over, and the threat of nuclear war is not as strong as it once was. However, we still live in a society that can destroy itself with the push of a button. In Fiskadoro, Denis Johnson examines these themes in a story about nuclear age United States and the choices society as a whole makes surrounding this controversial issue. From Johnson, the author of Jesus’ Son and The Stars at Noon, comes the frightening novel Fiskadoro.

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"A leap of the imagination. . . stunningly delivered." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)