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John the revelator

Author: Peter Murphy
Publisher: London : Faber, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Black humor
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Murphy
ISBN: 9780571240203 0571240208 9780571240210 0571240216
OCLC Number: 276224260
Description: 254 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Peter Murphy.
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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  Read more...

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a very good quirky literary novel

by AnnetteDunlea (WorldCat user published 2009-06-24) Very Good Permalink
<h2 class="title">John The Revelator is a great debut novel by Peter Murphy. It is published by Faber and Faber and its ISBN is 0571240208. This is a quirky coming of age tale. It is well written in evocative and  beautiful prose. The story is not original but it is an interesting account of...
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