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Resuscitation of a Hanged Man by Denis…

Resuscitation of a Hanged Man (1991)

by Denis Johnson

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After attempting suicide (for no particular reason) and failing, semi-tortured soul Leonard English moves from Kansas to Provincetown, Massachusetts to take a hybrid job as an investigator and overnight radio announcer. His boss is Ray Sands, a retired detective who owns both the radio station and investigation agency. English falls in love with Leanna, a lesbian, when he is tasked with following her lover. English’s parents are dead, and when he thinks he is losing Leanna he continues to seek love and answers as he tracks an artist who has disappeared. Resuscitation of a Hanged Man sizzles with originality, hope and redemption. ( )
  Hagelstein | Jan 1, 2012 |
I got to page 135 and finally gave up. I wanted to do almost anything but trudge through this story.
  jules72653 | Jul 8, 2008 |
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Leonard English, a sad and intense young man recovering from a suicide attempt, moves to the Cape Cod resort of Provincetown to work as a disk jockey cum private detective. On his first day there, he encounters a beautiful young woman and falls desperately in love with her -- only to find out she prefers those of her own sex to men. English's first assignment, a search for an elusive artist, proves equally frustrating. As winter lengthens and Leonard's anguish mounts, his desperate quests -- for the artist, for love, for redemption -- take on an increasingly apocalyptic coloring.

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