John the Revelator

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John the Revelator

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Stuck in a small town, worried over by his single mother - the chain-smoking, bible-quoting Lily - and the neighbourly Mrs Nagle, John Devine yearns for escape. When Jamey Corboy, a self-styled Rimbaudian boy wonder, arrives in town Johns life suddenly seems to be full of possibility. But together their nose for trouble may be their undoing and, as John hides from the r Stuck in a small town, worried over by his single mother - the chain-smoking, bible-quoting Lily - and the neighbourly Mrs Nagle, John Devine yearns for escape. When Jamey Corboy, a self-styled Rimbaudian boy wonder, arrives in town Johns life suddenly seems to be full of possibility. But together their nose for trouble may be their undoing and, as John hides from the reality of his mothers ever-worsening health, he is soon faced with a terrible moral dilemma. Brilliantly evoking all the frustrations and pent-up energy of a small-town adolescence, it also gradually becomes the story of Lily herself, and the secrets of her past. Suffused with eerie imagery, black humour and hypnotic prose, John the Revelator is a novel to fall in love with.

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Stuck in a small town, worried over by his single mother - the chain-smoking, bible-quoting Lily - and the neighbourly Mrs Nagle, John Devine yearns for escape. When Jamey Corboy, a self-styled Rimbaudian boy wonder, arrives in town Johns life suddenly seems to be full of possibility. But together their nose for trouble may be their undoing and, as John hides from the r Stuck in a small town, worried over by his single mother - the chain-smoking, bible-quoting Lily - and the neighbourly Mrs Nagle, John Devine yearns for escape. When Jamey Corboy, a self-styled Rimbaudian boy wonder, arrives in town Johns life suddenly seems to be full of possibility. But together their nose for trouble may be their undoing and, as John hides from the reality of his mothers ever-worsening health, he is soon faced with a terrible moral dilemma. Brilliantly evoking all the frustrations and pent-up energy of a small-town adolescence, it also gradually becomes the story of Lily herself, and the secrets of her past. Suffused with eerie imagery, black humour and hypnotic prose, John the Revelator is a novel to fall in love with.
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Title John the Revelator Height 12.6
Peter Murphy Width 1.7
ISBN-13 9780571240210 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0571240216 Spine Width
Publisher Faber And Faber (penguin India) Pages 272
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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