Book Thirteen

Book Thirteen

by A. William James

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“Book Thirteen” is the darkly comic debut prose novel of established comic book scriptwriter, Jamie Delano and published under his pen-name, A. William James.

The Old Writer is losing the plot.  Struggling to complete the long-overdue thirteenth and final volume of his cult ‘Leepus’ series of bizarre detective novels, he is exhaustingly distracted by the anarchic reality of his family life. 

Rude Jude, Jilted John, Vile Viola, ASBO Angie, Cracked Jack and Obscene Irene are the characters of his life story—relatives and children whose dysfunctional lives conspire to undermine his efforts to find them resolution and redemption.  He’s written their lives so far, he claims, without invoking disaster; but now he’s worried he’s crossed the line between reality and imagination, sucking them all into the fragile and perilous territory of his subconscious.

The only questioning remaining is: can get his derailed opus back on track before he reaches The End?

Ranging between episodes of hilarity and pathos, touching tenderness and raw violence, “Book Thirteen” deftly embraces both the slapstick and the poignant, being simultaneously both cynical and life-affirming.

While those familiar with Delano’s comics work will recognise the narrative voice, they may also discover a new dimension and subtext in this accomplished addition to his canon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780957253513
Publisher: Lepus Books
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 294
File size: 468 KB

About the Author

Jamie Delano (AKA: A. William James) Born in 1954, Jamie Delano has made a diverse, cross-genre contribution to the comic book medium, scripting -- over some 25 years -- both original works including: World Without End, Tainted, Ghostdancing, Hell Eternal, Cruel and Unusual, Territory, Outlaw Nation; and publisher-owned properties such as Captain Britain, Dr Who, Night Raven, Hellblazer, Animal Man, The Batman, Shadowman, Crossed. In addition to "Book Thirteen" he has also published "Leepus

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