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Tree of Smoke is the 2007 National Book Award Winner for Fiction. One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Named a Best Book of the Year by Time , The Washington Post , The Boston Globe , Chicago Tribune , San Francisco Chronicle , Salon , Slate , The National Book Critics Circle, The Christian Science Monitor. . . . Tree of Smoke is the story of William "Skip" Sands, CIA--engaged in Pschological Operations against the Vietcong--and the disasters that befall him. It is also the story of the Houston brothers, Bill and James, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert and into a war where the line between disinformation and delusion has blurred away. In the words of Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times , Tree of Smoke is "bound to become one of the classic works of literature produced by that tragic and uncannily familiar war."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312427740
ISBN-10: 0312427743
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 162mm x 30mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson is the author of eight novels, one novella, one book of short stories, three collections of poetry, two collections of plays, and one book of reportage. His novel Tree of Smoke won the 2007 National Book Award.

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