In the works since at least 2006, “Jerusalem” explores the history of Moore’s hometown, Northampton, England, using stories from his family’s past, with his own interpretations of events, and fantasy elements that detour into other dimensions, and into other genres.
According to the book’s official description,
In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England’s Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district’s narrative among its saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts a different kind of human time is happening, a soiled simultaneity that does not differentiate between the petrolcolored puddles and the fractured dreams of those who navigate them. Fiends last mentioned in the second-century Book of Tobit wait in urine-scented stairwells, the delinquent specters of unlucky children undermine a century with tunnels, and in upstairs parlors laborers with golden blood reduce fate to a snooker tournament.
“Jerusalem” goes on sale September 13, 2016.
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