Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
Once upon a time there was a war . . . and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither, who wanted instead to be the Wise American, or the Good American, but who eventually came to witness himself as the Real American and finally as simply the Fucking American. That's me.

This is the story of Skip Sands—spy-in-training, engaged in Psychological Operations against the Vietcong—and the disasters that befall him thanks to his famous uncle, a war hero known in intelligence circles simply as the Colonel. This is also the story of the Houston brothers, Bill and James, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert into a war in which the line between disinformation and delusion has blurred away. In its vision of human folly, and its gritty, sympathetic portraits of men and women desperate for an end to their loneliness, whether in sex or death or by the grace of God, this is a story like nothing in our literature.

Tree of Smoke is Denis Johnson's first full-length novel in nine years, and his most gripping, beautiful, and powerful work to date.


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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tree of Smoke (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 1-4104-0591-5 / 978-1-4104-0591-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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November 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tree of Smoke
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-330-44920-6 / 978-0-330-44920-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tree of Smoke: A Novel
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-374-27912-8 / 978-0-374-27912-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: Tree of Smoke: Picador Classic
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 1-5098-2337-9 / 978-1-5098-2337-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tree of Smoke
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-312-42774-3 / 978-0-312-42774-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tree of Smoke
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-330-44921-4 / 978-0-330-44921-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 2007 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: Tree Of Smoke
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 0-230-70368-2 / 978-0-230-70368-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

September 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tree of Smoke: A Novel
Author(s): Denis Johnson
ISBN: 1-4272-0214-1 / 978-1-4272-0214-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tree of Smoke: A Novel
Author(s): Denis Johnson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tree of Smoke: A Novel
Author(s): Denis Johnson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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2007 : USA Audio CD

Title: Tree of Smoke
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ISBN: 0-7927-5035-7 / 978-0-7927-5035-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tree of Smoke
Author(s): Denis Johnson
Publisher: Picador
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September 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tree of Smoke: A Novel
Author(s): Denis Johnson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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