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The Psalms of Israel Jones: A Novel
West Virginia University Press, 2014
Paper: 978-1-940425-13-9 | eISBN: 978-1-940425-15-3
Library of Congress Classification PS3604.A956853P73 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.6
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Secrets and snakes, rock and gospel, guilt and grace.
When Reverend Thomas Johnson receives an anonymous phone call, he learns his Dylanesque rock star father is acting deranged on stage, where he’s being worshipped by a cult of young people who slash their faces during performances. In his declining years, Israel Jones has begun to incite his fans to violence. They no longer want to watch the show—they want to be the show.
Eager to escape troubles with his congregation as well as gain an apology from his dad for abandoning his family, Reverend Johnson leaves town and joins Israel Jones’s Eternal Tour. This decision propels him to the center of a rock and roll hell, giving him one last chance to reconnect with his father, wife, congregation—and maybe even God.
The Psalms of Israel Jones is the 2010 Hackney Literary Award winner for an unpublished manuscript.
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