By Michael Poore
A stunningly imaginitive, sharp, humorous, and slyly delicate novel that includes the satan himself, John Scratch.
He's made up of wooden. He chefs a very good gumbo. Cows love him. And he's the world's past love tale . . . and the world's first damaged middle. Meet the darkly good-looking, captivating John Scratch, aka the satan. Ever considering his real love, a fellow fallen angel named Arden, determined that Earth used to be a bit too terrifying and violent, John Scratch has been attempting to trap her again from the forgiving grace of Heaven. notwithstanding neither the wonders of Egypt nor the glories of Rome have been adequate to maintain her on the earth, John Scratch believes he's chanced on a brand new Eden: America.
John Scratch capitalizes at the bounty of this arcadia as he shapes it into his puppy state. Then, one darkish evening within the overdue Nineteen Sixties, he meets 3 down-on-their-luck musicians and moves a deal. In alternate for his or her souls, he'll provide them popularity, wealth, and the opportunity to make the area a greater position. quickly, the trio helps the satan push the USA to the peak of civilization—or so he thinks. yet there's greatly approximately people he nonetheless must research, even after spending such a lot of millennia between them.
Overflowing with mind's eye, perception, and humor, rippling with background and fantasy, Up Jumps the Devil is as madcap and fascinating because the satan himself.