Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
Tree of Smoke - the name given to a "psy op" that might or might not be hypothetical and might or might not be officially sanctioned - is Denis Johnson's most gripping, visionary and ambitious work to date.
Set in south-east Asia and the US, and spanning two decades, it ostensibly tells the story of Skip Sands, a CIA spy who may or may not be engaged in psychological operations against the Viet Cong - but also takes the reader on a surreal yet vivid journey, dipping in and out of characters' lives to reveal fundamental truths at the heart of the human condition.
About the Author
Denis Johnson is the author of several novels, including Already Dead, Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, Fiskadoro, The Stars at Noon, Angels and The Name of the World, plus a collection of short stories, Jesus Son, and four volumes of poetry. Tree of Smoke won the 2007 National Book Award. He lives in northern Idaho.
Format: Paperback | 614 pages
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0 x 3.8 | 416g
Publication Date: 01 Nov 2008
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
Edition Number: 1
Condition: Very Good
A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minor scuff marks. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.