By Ed Davis
Secrets and snakes, rock and gospel, guilt and grace.
The Psalms of Israel Jones is the tale of a father and son’s trip in the direction of religious redemption. This novel tells the story of a well-known father trapped contained in the suffocating international of rock and roll, and his son who's stranded in the bounds of traditional religion.
When Reverend Thomas Johnson gets an nameless mobile name, he learns his Dylanesque rock superstar father is performing deranged on degree, the place he’s being worshipped via a cult of children who scale back their faces in the course of performances. In his declining years, Israel Jones has began to incite his lovers to violence. They not are looking to watch the show—they are looking to be the show.
Eager to flee problems along with his congregation in addition to achieve an apology from his dad for forsaking his relatives, Reverend Johnson leaves city and joins Israel Jones’s everlasting travel. This choice propels him to the guts of a rock and roll hell, giving him one final likelihood to reconnect together with his father, spouse, congregation—and perhaps even God.
The Psalms of Israel Jones is the 2010 Hackney Literary Award winner for an unpublished manuscript.
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