John the revelator

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
Pub. Date:
2009.
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English
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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, John's life suddenly seems full of possibility. His loneliness dissipates. He is taken up by mischief and discovery, hiding in the world beyond as Lily's mysterious illness worsens. But Jamey and John's 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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9780151014026
9781481585552
148158555
054739392
9780547393926
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subject_facet Adolescence -- Fiction, Boys -- Fiction, City and town life -- Ireland -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Ireland -- Fiction, Mothers and sons -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Single mothers -- Fiction, bplnew
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