In this provocative novel Mark Blacklock portrays the true and complex history of John Humble, aka Wearside Jack, the Ripper Hoaxer, a timewaster and criminal, sympathetic and revolting, the man hidden by a wall of words, a fiction-spinner worthy of textual analysis.
In this remarkable work, John Humble leads the reader into an allusive, elusive labyrinth of interpretations, simultaneously hoodwinking and revealing.
I'm Jack is a riveting novel about truth, lies, prison and shame.
It is also a profound and furious love letter to Sunderland.
It is a puzzle, a hoax, a multi-voice portrait and a virtuoso assemblage of textual elements.
I'm Jack announces the arrival of a radically talented and innovative novelist.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 04/06/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781783780846