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Johnny Come Home
Jake Arnott

Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Sceptre
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340818596
Price : 699

About the book

'Hypnotic, feverish and altogether wonderful' (Guardian) - the author of the bestselling Long Firm trilogy turns his eye on the anarchic 1970s.

As the dreams of the 1960s give way to anger and political unrest in the '70s, the charismatic anarchist Declan O'Connell commits suicide, leaving his boyfriend Pearson and fellow squatter Nina to try to make sense of what has happened.

Enter Sweet Thing, a streetwise rent boy, who has an uncanny hold over glam rock star Johnny Chrome; and in the wings lurks Detective Sergeant Walker of the newly formed Bomb Squad, who knows more about O'Connell than anyone ever suspected. The course of all their lives is about to change forever.


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Compelling>
'Undoubtedly Arnott's best invention to date.'>
Once again he has skewered an age to the page...funny, sexy, touching, too, but it is the undertow of dread beneath the antics that makes it a serious achievement>
Beautifully observed and brilliantly paced...a fascinating portrait of impotence and amorality by a writer unafraid to take risks>
Bristling with contained energy and generating a white-hot unease. Best of all, the novel rescues the 1970s from the simple-minded dismissal of the entire decade as a kitsch-only zone...as Arnott argues with urgent, spellbinding power, it was a decade aflame rather than just flaming'>
Fascinating, compelling, pulpy - all you'd expect from a writer who just keeps getting better.
Rich in the forensic detail that's made Arnott the pop-culture laureate he is...breathless and compelling>
     
Jake Arnott
Born in 1961 Jake Arnott lives in London. His first novel The Long Firm was a major critical and popular success. It was subsequently made into a BBC TV series which was nominated for two BAFTA...(+)
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