Jesus' Son: Stories Setting & Symbolism

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The Book's Title

According to a brief forward, the book's title "Jesus' Son" is a quote from a song by 1960s songwriter Lou Reed, in which he refers to drugs making him feel like "Jesus' Son". The question, of course, is How does Jesus' son feel? Close to God? Miraculously powerful? Like a great leader, teacher or prophet? Like a theological rebel? All are possible, and all have potential connections, some more tenuous than others, to the stories in the collection.

Drugs and Alcohol, appears in All Stories

Hard drugs of various kinds (hashish, opium, heroin, illegally obtained pharmaceuticals) and alcohol (mostly beer and cheap wine) play defining roles in the action of several of the stories in this collection, particularly "Out on Bail," "Dundun" and "Emergency." While several of the other stories refer to drug/alcohol use practically in passing ("Car Crash While Hitchhiking," "Work," "Two Men...

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