(From the publisher):
Based on a real-life character, More Joy in Heaven
is Morley Callaghan's gripping account of the tragic plight of young Kip Caley, a notorious bank-robber released early from prison and feted by society as a returning prodigal son. Earnest, optimistic, fired by reformist zeal, Kip eventually comes to realize that his supporters' welcome is superficial and that their charity is driven by self-interest.
First published in 1937, More Joy in Heaven is in its directness of expression and unflinching examination of character and motive one of Callaghan's finest and most enduring novels.
Original title: More Joy In Heaven
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics