The Stars at Noon (Paperback)
|Author: Denis Johnson|
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The air was getting thick--if you like calling a garotte of diesel and greasy dirt "air"--and so before the burning rain began I stepped into the McDonald's. (from the first line)
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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 increasingly sinister plots, Denis Johnson masterfully dramatizes a powerful vision of spiritual bereavement and corruption.
Poet and novelist Denis Johnson received the Whiting Writers Award in 1986, and was also a recipient of the National Poetry Series Award.
"Daring....[A] political novel that disdains politics, [a] philosophical work that rejects all philosophies. Coming just a year after FISKADORO' it suggests that Denis Johnson is one of our most inventive, unpredictable novelists." - Caryn James 09/28/1986