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Tongues of Flame - Tim Parks

Tongues of Flame

By: Tim Parks

Paperback Published: 26th February 1996
ISBN: 9780749396176
Number Of Pages: 144

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The gift of tongues, prophecy exorcism...what might such concepts mean in a complacent backwater of North London? For Richard Bowen, adolescence becomes a nightmare when his parents join the charismatic movement and find a devil in his brother. Winner of the Somerset Maugham and Betty Trask Awards.

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"Religion, sex and mania bursting hoof-footed from suburban doors" -- Fay Weldon "Not since The Catcher in the Rye has there been such a believable portrayal of male puberty. The quality of story-telling and the cadence of the prose have a piercing authenticity" * Catholic Herald * "As a technician [Parks] cannot be faulted. His book builds to a terrifying tour de force, made bearable only by the tight prose" -- Jeanette Winterson "He can write, at will, like a modern Henry James, proceeding with composure through the labyrinth" * Literary Review *

ISBN: 9780749396176
ISBN-10: 0749396172
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 26th February 1996
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1

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