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Johnny Come Home By Jake Arnott

Johnny Come Home
by Jake Arnott

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

'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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Johnny Come Home Reviews

Rich in the forensic detail that's made Arnott the pop-culture laureate he is...breathless and compelling * Martin Horsfield, Time Out *
Fascinating, compelling, pulpy - all you'd expect from a writer who just keeps getting better. * Arena *
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 Arnott argues with urgent, spellbinding power, it was a decade aflame rather than just flaming' * Patrick Ness, Guardian *
Beautifully observed and brilliantly paced...a fascinating portrait of impotence and amorality by a writer unafraid to take risks * Michael Arditti, Independent *
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 * Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard *
'Undoubtedly Arnott's best invention to date.' * Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror *
Compelling * Peter Burton, Daily Express *

About 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 awards. His second novel, He Kills Coppers, was also made into a series by Channel 4. He has since published the novels truecrime, Johnny Come Home, The Devil's Paintbrush, The House of Rumour and, most recently, The Fatal Tree.

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Johnny Come Home by Jake Arnott
Jake Arnott
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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