Revelation

Revelation
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208
Published: 
2011 by Mutable Sound
Rating: 
4.0

“In Revelation, Colin Winnette sets fire to the world, and in the aftermath, characters wander through smoke, struck dumb by devastation. A forceful book — stripped down, cool, and painful — about the absolute peril of desire.”
— Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet, Notable American Women, and The Age of Wire and String

“Colin Winnette has… made a provocative work by framing the ordinary in the unfathomable.”
— Rosellen Brown, author of Before and After and Civil Wars

Revelation, Colin Winette’s debut novel is a startlingly simple, fresh and audacious retelling of the famous biblical apocalypse tale. Winnette’s Revelation is, on the one hand, a very everyday and modern story, in which desperate characters wander and slip from one year to the next, but behind what would otherwise be a mundane detail lies an architecture of the supernatural — a father carries his son to his grandfather’s retirement community, but does so across a parking lot consumed in a plague of locusts, two childhood friends construct a fort from the hull of an enormous ship abandoned by the oceans as they recede, a body falls from the sky as a warning, but only demolishes the deck of a character’s lakeside home.

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