A young marine returns home from Iraq, blinded and scarred by a roadside bomb and harbouring a terrible secret. He saw something in Iraq that can never be erased and the knowledge of it is slowing driving him mad. Called Black Jesus by his fellow soldiers on account of his name being Lionel White and his birthday being Christmas Day, he has returned to his decaying home town to sit in the back of his mother's junkshop, drop Oxycontin and try to forget what he knows. Into his life one day rides Gloria, a young dancer with a mysterious past and shocking injuries of her own, who is fleeing darkness and violence of a different kind. Together they might just be able to make one life whole again.
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
|Publication date:||1st September 2011|
|Publisher:||Allen & Unwin|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Simone Felice is the author of two novellas and numerous short stories, poems and songs. He is a founding member of The Felice Brothers and his new band The Duke & King's first album Nothing Gold Can Stay has been described as 'Neil Young meets Marvin Gaye on the kind of record that cults are made of'. He lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.More About Simone Felice