Night Hawks: Stories

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Scribner Book Company
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5.6 X 8.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Charles Johnson, recipient of a 1998 MacArthur Foundation Award, is the author of five works of fiction, including the recently published Dreamer. He has received many honors and awards, including the National Book Award. He is the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Washington.


"Johnson, the celebrate novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and essayist, here combines a finely tuned sense of humor with a desire to probe questions that lie at the heart of a reflective existence ... His book is a small treasure, one to be read and considered and reread."
--New York Times Book Review

"Johnson's writing, filled with the sort of long, layered sentences you can get happily lost in, conveys a kindness; a sense that all of us (particularly in "Occupying Arthur Whitfield" and "Welcome to Wedgwood") have our own stories."
--Seattle Times

"Best known for his masterful novels and essays, Johnson wrote this rare story collection over a period of 13 years--resulting in a masterpiece ... Unflinching in his observations, Johnson ultimately offers a message of empowerment and hope."

"A treasure box."

"Charles Johnson deftly weaves the funny with the philosophical."
--Lion's Roar

"A modern master's latest array of glittering tales offers the pleasures and solace of storytelling."
--Kirkus, starred

"Arresting .. these are indelible moments that show Johnson to be a master of the short form. Highly recommended."
--Library Journal, starred

"These striking stories from National Book Award-winner Johnson (Middle Passage) span a wide range of time periods and cultures but are woven together with a subtle thread of compassion."
--Publishers Weekly

"This illuminating collection draws on Johnson's Buddhist faith, African American perspective, and aesthetic sensibilities."