On Sale: July 3, 2012
Featuring: John Scratch
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A stunningly imaginative, sharp, funny, and slyly tender
novel featuring the Devil himself, John Scratch.
He's made of wood. He cooks an excellent gumbo. Cows love
him. And he's the world's first love story . . . and the
world's first broken heart. Meet the darkly handsome,
charming John Scratch, aka the Devil. Ever since his true
love, a fellow fallen angel named Arden, decided that Earth
was a little too terrifying and violent, John Scratch has
been trying to lure her back from the forgiving grace of
Heaven. Though neither the wonders of Egypt nor the glories
of Rome were enough to keep her on Earth, John Scratch
believes he's found a new Eden: America.
John Scratch capitalizes on the bounty of this arcadia as he
shapes it into his pet nation. Then, one dark night in the
late 1960s, he meets three down-on-their-luck musicians and
strikes a deal. In exchange for their souls, he'll grant
them fame, wealth, and the chance to make the world a better
place. Soon, the trio is helping the Devil push America to
the height of civilization—or so he thinks. But there's a
great deal about humans he still needs to learn, even after
spending so many millennia among them.
Overflowing with imagination, insight, and humor, rippling
with history and myth, Up Jumps the Devil is as madcap and
charming as the Devil himself.
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