The Gospel Singer

The Gospel Singer

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 24/11/2022
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The Gospel Singer
Superb Southern Gothic
Crews stands tall amongst great Southern Gothic writers like William Faulkner and Flannery O'connor, but feels equally at home with David Foster Wallace or... READ MORE
Aaron Myles


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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780143135098
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 16 mm

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The Gospel Singer
Foreboding, depraved and entertaining
I am a big fan of this genre. Whilst I wouldn’t put this effort from Crews alongside Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O’Connor, William Gay or Donald R... READ MORE
Ian C