Resuscitation of a Hanged Man (Paperback)

By Denis Johnson

Harper Perennial, 9780060934668, 272pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2001

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Paperback (7/3/2012)
Hardcover (8/7/2012)

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Leonard English, a sad and intense young man recovering from a suicide attempt, moves to the Cape Cod resort of Provincetown to work as a disk jockey cum private detective. On his first day there, he encounters a beautiful young woman and falls desperately in love with her -- only to find out she prefers those of her own sex to men. English's first assignment, a search for an elusive artist, proves equally frustrating. As winter lengthens and Leonard's anguish mounts, his desperate quests -- for the artist, for love, for redemption -- take on an increasingly apocalyptic coloring.