Morrissey has detailed the plot of his debut novel. The List Of The Lost is released today (September 24) through Penguin Books, and concerns a relay team plagued by a demon. He released a statement about the book to fansite True To You:
“The theme is demonology … the left-handed path of black magic. It is about a sports relay team in 1970s America who accidentally kill a wretch who, in esoteric language, might be known as a Fetch … a discarnate entity in physical form. He appears, though, as an omen of the immediate deaths of each member of the relay team. He is a life force of a devil incarnate, yet in his astral shell he is one phase removed from life. The wretch begins a banishing ritual of the four main characters, and therefore his own death at the beginning of the book is illusory.”
List Of The Lost follows 2013’s Autobiography, which was released as a Penguin Classic. This week (September 21) Morrissey played supposedly his last UK gig ever, at London’s Eventim Hammersmith Apollo.
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