List of the Lost

Morrissey has explained:

List of the Lost cover
Name List of the Lost
Author Morrissey
Pages 128 (UK Paperback)
Release 24 September 2015 (UK Paperback)
Publisher Penguin
ISBN 9780141982960

"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."

Literary Review awarded List of the Lost: "The Bad Sex in Fiction Award" at their 23rd annual event.

An alternate image of four Coaldale High School athletes (Coaldale, Pennsylvania) who "won the state championship gold medal in the Class B Half Mile Relay race" (1948) was used as a concert backdrop in 2016 during "Because Of My Poor Education" (Athletes pictured: Frank “Amos” Trimmel, Joe Rilo, Gene Ambrose & Charlie Hontz).


Cover star: Earl Young

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