The Stars at Noon (Paperback)

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From legendary writer Denis Johnson, The Stars at Noon is a novel of mystery and suspense set during the Nicaraguan Revolution—now a major motion picture produced by A24 and starring Joe Alwyn.

Set in Nicaragua in 1984, The Stars at Noon is a story of passion, fear, and betrayal told in the voice of an American woman whose mission in Central America is as shadowy as her surroundings. Is she a reporter for an American magazine, as she sometimes claims, or a contact person for Eyes for Peace? And who is the rough English businessman with whom she becomes involved? As the two foreigners become entangled in increasingly sinister plots, Denis Johnson masterfully dramatizes a powerful vision of spiritual bereavement and corruption.

"A daring novel... Denis Johnson is one of our most inventive, unpredictable novelists."—The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

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's Award, among many other honors for his work. He lives in northern Idaho.

Praise For…

"A daring novel. . .Denis Johnson is one of our most inventive, unpredictable novelists." — New York Times Book Review

"A powerful tale. . . Johnson reminds us that political deals have little to do with the shifting alliances and rhetoric by which we define our allies and enemies." — San Francisco Chronicle

"Ambitious and haunting. . . It is as if one is reading a Graham Greene novel through a surreal haze. . . . Johnson's prose conjures up a world that is as tangible as it is magical. He is an utterly brilliant and original talent--a novelist who reminds us just how wonderful fiction can be when a writer with enormous gifts and intelligence takes large risks." — Philadelphia Inquirer

"Denis Johnson is uncommonly adept at capturing the anguished futility of people struggling to escape from their own worst enemy--themselves. His prose can only serve to bolster his reputation as a first-rate stylist." — Baltimore Sun

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060976101
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: March 31st, 1995
Pages: 192
Language: English