The most critically acclaimed, and first, of Denis Johnson's novels, Angels puts Jamie Mays -- a runaway wife toting along two kids -- and Bill Houston -- ex-Navy man, ex-husband, ex-con -- on a Greyhound Bus for a dark, wild ride cross country. Driven by restless souls, bad booze, and desperate needs, Jamie and Bill bounce from bus stations to cheap hotels as they ply the strange, fascinating, and dangerous fringe of American life. Their tickets may say Phoenix, but their inescapable destination is a last stop marked by stunning violence and mind-shattering surprise.

Denis Johnson, known for his portraits of America's dispossessed, sets off literary pyrotechnics on this highway odyssey, lighting the trek with wit and a personal metaphysics that defiantly takes on the world.

Genre: General Fiction


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March 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Angels
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-7011-2777-5 / 978-0-7011-2777-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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August 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: Angels
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-394-53225-2 / 978-0-394-53225-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

February 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Angels
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-09-944083-0 / 978-0-09-944083-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Angels: A Novel
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-06-098882-7 / 978-0-06-098882-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Angels
Author(s): Denise Johnson
ISBN: 0-345-31820-X / 978-0-345-31820-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books Inc.
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January 1994 : UK Paperback

Title: Angels
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-571-17017-X / 978-0-571-17017-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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August 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Angels
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-394-75987-7 / 978-0-394-75987-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Angels (King Penguin)
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-14-007091-5 / 978-0-14-007091-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Angels
Author(s): Denis Johnson
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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