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Resuscitation Of A Hanged Man by Denis Johnson
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May 17, 2008

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A pleasant enough tale of life in a small town by the Cape Cod beach, invaded by hordes of celebrating transvestites and butch girls every summer, and wistfully observed through the eyes of a man who didn't die when he hanged himself back in Kansas. He tries to get involved with one of the girls, but she's not monogamous, and he is. He's also doing detective work for his boss, the owner of a radio station, and it leads him to find out about some mysterious militia group and a missing amateur artist. It's really about him pursuing his obsessions and sanity. I guess it's more fun if you were raised Catholic - lots of ineffectual contact with priests.

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