A young marine returns home from Iraq, blinded and scarred by an IED and harbouring a terrible secret. He saw something in Iraq that can never be erased and the knowledge of it is slowly driving him mad.
Allen & Unwin
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General & Literary Fiction
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Allen & Unwin
Simone Felice is an internationally acclaimed songwriter, author and poet. He is a founding member of two acclaimed bands, The Felice Brothers and The Duke and The King, and has a solo acoustic album coming out in Sept 2011.
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Black Jesus is shy, and a killer. Black Jesus is white as a dove 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 who is 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. 'We are in the presence of a rare, fiery brilliance' The Guardian. '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.
ISBN: 9781742377254 Author: Felice, Simone
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