The Gospel Singer


The Gospel Singer | 9780143135098 | Harry Crews

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:27/10/2022 by Penguin Books Ltd


The poor town of Enigma, Georgia awaits the return of its most famous son – the Gospel Singer. With the voice of an angel and, it is said, the touch of a healer, he is fresh from the cover of LIFE and the cheers of the Carnegie Hall crowd. And yet, for all his fame, something drives him back to his obscure past, to small-town idolization and half-forgotten deeds. There, before the crowds that have gathered at his feet, he will reveal the cruelty at the heart of his act …

The Gospel Singer, Harry Crews’ extraordinary debut novel, is at once a surreal investigation into the nature of the American South, as well as an intricate mediation on faith and its place in the community.

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