Imprisoned in his own disturbed private world, nine-year-old Mikey fears for his life at every second. His nurse, Ruth, is perhaps the only person who can help him, yet she also is the prisoner of her own past.
Harry, shut up in the local psychiatric hospital suffering the onslaught of an evil spirit, awaits the Second Coming.
Dorothy meanwhile is careful not to suffer guilt for her son's affliction as Rex, her husband, is similarly careful not to reveal his own tormenting secret ...
But when Klackan enters their lives, all equilibrium is lost and all is changed. The day of reckoning is approaching.
'A fine realist writer ... plainly a writer to look out for' The London Standard 'Convincing and unsettling' The Observer

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Patrick Harpur's The Rapture

Hardback Editions

June 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Rapture
Author(s): Patrick Harpur
ISBN: 0-333-40549-8 / 978-0-333-40549-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

November 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rapture (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Patrick Harpur
ISBN: 0-340-40333-0 / 978-0-340-40333-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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