From the National Book Award–winning, bestselling author of Tree of
Smoke comes a provocative thriller set in the American West.
Nobody Move, which first
appeared in the pages of Playboy, is the story of an assortment of
lowlifes in Bakersfield, California, and their cat-and-mouse game over $2.3
million. Touched by echoes of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Nobody
Move is at once an homage to and a variation on literary form. It salutes
one of our most enduring and popular genres—the American crime novel—but does
so with a grisly humor and outrageousness that are Denis Johnson’s own. Sexy,
suspenseful, and above all entertaining, Nobody Move shows one of our
greatest novelists at his versatile best.
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