'Evil conquers good' in new Morrissey novel

'Evil conquers good' in new Morrissey novel

More details and the book cover for Morrissey’s novel List of the Lost have been revealed, with publisher Penguin Press describing the title as “extraordinary”.

The novel will be published in paperback on 24th September with an r.r.p of £7.99.

Morrissey has released some cryptic details about the novel, describing it as an “American tale where evil conquers good”.

He said: “Beware of the novelist … intimate and indiscreet … pompous, prophetic airs … here is the fact of the fiction … an American tale where, naturally, evil conquers good, and none live happily ever after, for the complicated pangs of the empty experiences of flesh-and-blood human figures are the reasons why nothing can ever be enough.”

He added: “To read a book is to let a root sink down. List of the lost is the reality of what is true battling against what is permitted to be true.”

Morrissey fan site True to You first reported the title of the novel earlier this week.

A Penguin Press spokesperson said: “Penguin Books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of List of the Lost, Morrissey’s extraordinary novel, on 24th September."