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Johnny One-Eye

Johnny One-Eye

(2008)
A Tale of the American Revolution
A novel by

 
"A rollicking tale." - Stacy Schiff, New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice

Johnny One-Eye is bringing about the rediscovery of one of the most "singular and remarkable [careers] in American literature" (Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World). In this picaresque tour de force that reanimates Revolutionary Manhattan through the story of double agent John Stocking, the bastard son of a whorehouse madam and possibly George Washington, Jerome Charyn has given us one of the most memorable historical novels in years. As Johnny seeks to unlock the mystery of his birth and grapples with his allegiances, he falls in love with Clara, a gorgeous, green-eyed octoroon, the most coveted harlot of Gertrude's house. The wild parade of characters he encounters includes Benedict Arnold, the Howe brothers, "Sir Billy" and "Black Dick," and a manipulative Alexander Hamilton.

Not since John Barth's The Sotweed Factor and Gore Vidal's Burr has a novel so dramatically re-created America's historical beginnings. Reading group guide included.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Johnny One-Eye: A Tale of the American Revolution
Author(s): Jerome Charyn
ISBN: 0-393-06497-2 / 978-0-393-06497-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Johnny One-Eye: A Tale of the American Revolution
Author(s): Jerome Charyn
ISBN: 0-393-33395-7 / 978-0-393-33395-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Johnny One-Eye: A Tale of the American Revolution
Author(s): Jerome Charyn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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