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This is the story of John Devine — stuck in a small town in the eerie landscape of Southeast Ireland, worried over by his single, chain-smoking, bible-quoting mother, Lily, and spied on by the "neighborly" Mrs. Nagle. When Jamey Corboy, a self-styled Rimbaudian boy wonder, arrives in town, Johns life suddenly seems full of possibility. His loneliness dissipates. He is taken up by mischief and discovery, hiding in the world beyond as Lilys mysterious illness worsens. But Jamey and Johns nose for trouble may be their undoing and soon John will be faced with a terrible moral dilemma. Joining the ranks of the great novels of friendship and betrayal — A Separate Peace, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha — John the Revelator grapples with the pull of the world and the hold of those we love. Suffused with family secrets, eerie imagery, black humor, and hypnotic prose, John the Revelator is a novel to fall in love with and an astounding debut.

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Praise for John the Revelator:

"Everything about John the Revelator excited me—I couldn't wait to turn the page and keep on going. It was like reading for the first time, almost as if I'd never read a novel before." — Roddy Doyle, author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

"John the Revelator is the bastard of son of J.D. Salinger and Ted Hughes--ballsy, humorous, and brutally honest." - Sabina Murray, author of The Caprices

"An atmospheric tale… filled with humour and energy, and a certain sense of mystery."--John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

"Murphy casts his debut novel like a blues noir, steeped in the music that has clearly inspired him. But this spook-filled Irish landscape, rendered with gouts of blood-red humour, is entirely his own." — The Guardian

About the Author

PETER MURPHY, a writer and journalist, has written for Rolling Stone, the Sunday Business Post, and others. He has written liner notes for albums and anthologies, including for the remastered edition of the Anthology of American Folk Music, which features the Blind Willie Johnson recording of the song “John the Revelator.”

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ISBN:
9780547336909
Author:
Murphy, Peter
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.55 lb

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Praise for John the Revelator:

"Everything about John the Revelator excited me—I couldn't wait to turn the page and keep on going. It was like reading for the first time, almost as if I'd never read a novel before." — Roddy Doyle, author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

"John the Revelator is the bastard of son of J.D. Salinger and Ted Hughes--ballsy, humorous, and brutally honest." - Sabina Murray, author of The Caprices

"An atmospheric tale… filled with humour and energy, and a certain sense of mystery."--John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

"Murphy casts his debut novel like a blues noir, steeped in the music that has clearly inspired him. But this spook-filled Irish landscape, rendered with gouts of blood-red humour, is entirely his own." — The Guardian

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