The Resource Black Jesus

Black Jesus

Label
Black Jesus
Title
Black Jesus
Statement of responsibility
Simone Felice
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of a young American war veteran returned to his hometown after being blinded in Iraq by a homemade bomb and the unexpected love he finds with a mysterious dancer who is fleeing darkness and violence of a different kind. An astonishing debut novel from one of the music world's rising stars.Black Jesus is shy, and a killer.Black Jesus is white as a doveA 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
Summary
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, drop Oxycontin and try to forget what he knows. Into his life one day rides Gloria, a young dancer with a mysterious past and shocking injuries of her own, 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.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10122891
Cataloging source
BT
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1976-
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Felice, Simone
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Black Jesus
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:61693db1-8c7b-49c5-b70a-445308700ec2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742694382
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Black Jesus
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:61693db1-8c7b-49c5-b70a-445308700ec2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742694382
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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