Up Jumps the Devil

Up Jumps the Devil

by Michael Poore

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Overview

“The sustained comedy in this hilarious novel is equaled only by its heart, and the myriad ways there are for it to break. I love this book. Michael Poore writes like an angel.”
—Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish

John Scratch, the Devil himself, is the protagonist in this stunningly imaginative, sharp, funny, and tender novel, as he tricks, teases, and prods America to greatness in the hope of luring his lost love back down to Earth from Heaven. Up Pops the Devil is fiction with humor and heart, the kind of hilarious, off-beat, and original reading experience that fans of Chris Moore, Joe Hill, Chuck Palahniuk, and Jim Shepard would sell their souls for—a brilliant blending of the occult and the outrageous starring the anti-hero of anti-heroes, the one and only Prince of Darkness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062064417
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 318,041
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Poore’s work has appeared in the Southern Review, the Carolina Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Fiction, StoryQuarterly, and Glimmer Train and has been nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize. His 2009 story “Blood Dauber,” written with Nebula Award nominee Ted Kosmatka, appeared in Asimov’s and has been nominated for the prestigious Sturgeon Award. It also won the Reader’s Choice Award and was selected for inclusion in the 2010 Year’s Best Science Fiction anthology. Up Jumps the Devil is his first novel.

What People are Saying About This

Daniel Wallace

“The sustained comedy in this hilarious novel is equaled only by its heart, and the myriad ways there are for it to break. I love this book. Michael Poore writes like an angel.”

Patrick deWitt

“Part fable, part warped historical travelogue, Up Jumps the Devil is an inscrutably charming debut novel that poses the question: What if Satan wasn’t that bad a guy? I don’t know where Michael Poore came from, but I sure am glad he’s here.”

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