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John the Revelator by Peter Murphy
  

John the Revelator

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Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2009.

Costa Book Awards 2009 Judges' comment: "An original and sensitive exploration of adolescence - elegantly and beautifully written."

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Synopsis

John the Revelator by Peter Murphy

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 John's 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 mother's 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.

About the Author

Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy is a senior writer for Dublin's Hot Press, and has contributed to Rolling Stone and Music Week. He is also a regular guest on RTE's arts review show The View, and has contributed liner notes to the forthcoming remastered edition of the Anthology of American Folk Music. He lives in Dublin.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd September 2009

Author

Peter Murphy

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Publisher

Faber and Faber

Format

Paperback
272 pages
Interest Age: From 0 to 0 years

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780571240210

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