Soul of a Whore and Purvis

The visionary language and resonant humor Denis Johnson has displayed in award-winning novels like Tree of Smoke and Train Dreams are showcased in these two verse plays about desperate characters on both sides of the law.


April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…