Already Dead: A California Gothic by Denis Johnson

By Denis Johnson

Nelson Fairchild, Jr., has a Thriving Marijuana enterprise in California's lush redwood nation -- and a few severe difficulties. His marriage has long gone to pot, and he may well lose his land, money, and crop within the divorce payment. What's extra, short of a few quickly money, Nelson had foolishly agreed to smuggle $90,000 worthy of cocaine via customs for Harry Lally, Jr., a massive participant in a drug syndicate. taking flight ahead of bringing the medication via, he flushes the powder. Now Lally desires him useless, and goons are scorching on his path. determined, terrified, and by myself, for Nelson, there's just one approach out.
Denis Johnson's greatest and most complicated publication but, Already lifeless is "a fiercely poetic journey de force.... It's additionally a hell of a read" (Details).
The hugely acclaimed novel from one among today's so much attention-grabbing writers, Already useless "offers with regards to every thing that mystery purchasers search for: medicines, booze, intercourse, murderous violence, a soupcon of the supernatural and a wide forged of enterprising psychopaths" (Time).
"Mr. Johnson writes superbly, with strength and style, as if his palms have been on hearth and his head caked in ice.... each web page boasts exhilarating flights of Mr. Johnson's prose". -- big apple Observer
"What makes this e-book most unlikely to place down ... is the operatic grandeur of Johnson's prose, that is occasionally attractive and sometimes hypnotic". -- humans

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While all the palaver was going on, her maid and I were looking each other over. She would peek at me, and I would get embarrassed because I had been staring and look away. Then she would look away and I would start staring again. She had been carrying three packages and a shopping basket when she came in, but she put them down and got out her fan, and fanned herself, and looked at me over the top of it. I kept thinking of how it would be if the two of us were out on a little boat of our own, sailing far away to someplace wonderful.

They were chained together in gangs because they were going to run away the first time they got a chance and everybody knew it. The guards sat in the shade with muskets in their laps, and yawned and tried to scratch under their armor, and once in a while one said something to someone else. But they did not sleep. They were soldiers, I found out later, and besides their muskets they had the long straight swords that soldiers call bilbos. The slave drivers were civilians, guys who knew (or were supposed to know) how stone walls ought to be built.

PIRATE FREEDOM Copyright © 2007 by Gene Wolfe Illustrations © 2007 by David Grove All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form. Edited by David G. com Tor® is a registered trademark of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Wolfe, Gene. Pirate freedom/Gene Wolfe. p. cm. " ISBN-13: 978-1-4299-2522-8 ISBN-10: 1-4299-2522-1 1. Priests—Fiction. 2. Buccaneers—Fiction. 3. Caribbean Area—Fiction. 4. Time travel—Fiction.

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