The Book of Revelation

The Book of Revelation

Rupert Thomson

By Rupert Thomson

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375708459, 272pp.

Publication Date: January 9, 2001

In an edgy psychological thriller that is as mesmerizing as it is profound, Rupert Thomson fearlessly delves into the darkest realm of the human spirit to reveal the sinister connection between sexuality and power.
Stepping out of his Amsterdam studio one April afternoon to buy cigarettes for his girlfriend, a dashing 29-year old Englishman reflects on their wonderful seven-year relationship, and his stellar career as an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer. But the nameless protagonist's destiny takes an unthinkably horrifying turn when a trio of mysterious cloaked and hooded women kidnap him, chain him to the floor of a stark white room to keep as their sexual prisoner, and subjected him to eighteen days of humiliation, mutilation, and rape. Then, after a bizarrely public performance, he is released, only to be held captive in the purgatory of his own guilt and torment: The realization that no one will believe his strange story. Coolly revelatory, meticulously crafted, The Book of Revelation""is Rupert Thomson at his imaginative best.

About the Author
Rupert Thomson is the author of seven previous novels. Born in England in 1955 and educated at Cambridge, he now lives with his wife and their daughter in Barcelona.