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John the revelator 2 editions

Cover of: John the revelator | Peter Murphy
About the Book

A universal story of love, family and betrayal, John the Revelator is narrated in the compelling voice of an introverted, watchful adolescent, John Devine. Stuck in a small town, worried over by his single mother the chain-smoking, bible-quoting Lily and the gregarious but sinister Mrs Nagle, he yearns for escape. When Jamey Corboy, a self-styled Rimbaudian boy-wonder, arrives in town, Johns life suddenly fills with possibilities welcome and otherwise and as he hides from the reality of his mothers ever-worsening health, he is faced with a terrible dilemma.Brilliantly evoking all the frustrations and pent-up energy of a parochial adolescence, John the Revelator also gradually becomes the story of Lily herself, and the secrets of her past. Suffused with eerie imagery, black humour and told in hypnotic prose, John the Revelator is a novel to fall in love with.


Library of Congress PR6113.U773 J65 2009
Dewey 823/.92

2 editions First published in 2009

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Cover of: John the Revelator
2009, Faber and Faber Ltd
John the Revelator
E-book in English
Cover of: John the revelator
2009, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
John the revelator
in English


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