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John the Revelator

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
John Devine yearns for escape. Stuck in a small town, he's worried over by his chain-smoking, bible-quoting single mother Lily and the sinister Mrs Nagle. So when Jamey Corboy, a self-styled boy-wonder, arrives in town, John's life suddenly fills with possibilities. But as they dream and scheme is John simply hiding from the reality of his mother's ill health, and the terrible dilemma that awaits him? Brilliantly evoking all the frustrations and pent up energy of a parochial adolescence, "John the Revelator" also gradually becomes the story of Lily herself, and the secrets of her past. Suffused with eerie imagery, black humour and told in hypnotic prose, "John the Revelator" is a novel to fall in love with.


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Praise for this book

"Everything about John the Revelator excited me - I couldn't wait to turn the page and keep going. It was almost like reading for the first time..." - Roddy Doyle

"An absolutely wonderful book... so fresh and so contemporary, so original and so disturbing and brave." - Colm Tóibín


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Hardback Editions

August 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: John the Revelator
Author(s): Peter Murphy
ISBN: 0-15-101402-7 / 978-0-15-101402-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: John the Revelator
Author(s): Peter Murphy
ISBN: 0-547-33690-X / 978-0-547-33690-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: John the Revelator
Author(s): Peter Murphy
ISBN: 0-571-24021-6 / 978-0-571-24021-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: John the Revelator
Author(s): Peter Murphy
ISBN: 0-571-24020-8 / 978-0-571-24020-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

January 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: John the Revelator
Author(s): Peter Murphy LL
ISBN: 1-4417-1698-X / 978-1-4417-1698-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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April 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: John the Revelator (Library Edition)
Author(s): Peter Murphy
ISBN: 1-4417-1695-5 / 978-1-4417-1695-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: John the Revelator (Library Edition)
Author(s): Peter Murphy
ISBN: 1-4417-1696-3 / 978-1-4417-1696-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: John the Revelator
Author(s): Peter Murphy
ISBN: 1-4417-1699-8 / 978-1-4417-1699-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: John the Revelator
Author(s): Peter Murphy
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: John the Revelator
Author(s): Peter Murphy
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: John the Revelator: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Murphy
Publisher: Mariner Books
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February 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: John the Revelator
Author(s): Peter Murphy
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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