Black Jesus (Paperback)
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Black Jesus (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 01/09/2011
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'There is a boldness to Simone's writing, the fierceness and fearlessness of complete honesty that pushes into places that simply take the breath away.' The Telegraph A young marine returns from Iraq, blinded and scarred by a roadside bomb and harbouring a terrible secret. 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, pop Oxycontin and try to forget what he's seen. Into his life one day rides Gloria, a mysterious young dancer fleeing darkness and violence of a different kind. Part love story, part protest at the broken promises lying at the heart of the American Dream, Black Jesus is a passionate, twisted hymn to the marginalised and forgotten.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781742378138
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 188 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
Edition: Main

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“Absorbing.”

Simone Felice’s Black Jesus is an utterly absorbing read. Two compelling plots twist and combine at the end to create a touching story that whilst being somewhat predictable from about halfway through, is a satisfying... More

Paperback edition
8th December 2011
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“Abrupt!”

I was quite shocked when I opened this book and saw the size of type, at first I was under the impression they'd sent me the large print version but no, it is in fact quite a short book written in what I can only... More

Paperback edition
12th October 2011
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“Brand new style of writing”

I found this a little difficult to get into. I felt the story was told in a very abrupt way, with lots of short sharp sentences, some of which I found irrelevant. Looking beyond this new style of writing the story... More

Paperback edition
6th October 2011
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