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THE STRANGE LEGACY OF JOBE McGALL is an adult Fantasy including sex, some extreme violence and strong language. There are elements of dark, cynical humour and the narrative climaxes with horrific scenes counterpointed with elements of farce.TheMoreTHE STRANGE LEGACY OF JOBE McGALL is an adult Fantasy including sex, some extreme violence and strong language. There are elements of dark, cynical humour and the narrative climaxes with horrific scenes counterpointed with elements of farce.The Strange Legacy of Jobe McGall tells the story of a place where time has no meaning, where reality slips, slides and changes with an oily smoothness, where dead people speak and spirits wander amidst swirling columns of dust, where one woman becomes three all of whom exist only as a delusion in the mind of the onlooker. These are contained within the dreaming of a Rainbow Serpent in which a war has been raging beyond the consciousness of men for untold millennia.Jesse Bell is set to change all this when he emigrates to Australia as a Ten Pound Pom in the early nineteen- sixties. He does not realise his decision has been influenced by one of the protagonists of the war, nor does he realise that he carries the key to the final outcome of that warMost of the action takes place within the confines of a quarry at Iron Rock in South Australia. Here Jesse joins a bizarre society made up of a collection of weird misfits and eccentric characters. Among them are Mad Jack, who might, or might not, be dead, the psychopathic Poker, the giant ORourke, the excessively sexually proactive Fauntroy and the crazed evangelical preacher, Jobe McGall. In this place he is at first bullied, then accepted, then used as the unwitting tool of Pokers insane jealousy. Unknown to the characters, everything that happens is part of the battle plan of warring factions who, like the Greek Gods of old, use men as their playthings.The conclusion brings the narrative first to the present day, where we visit the ruins of the town of Iron Rock, and then into a post apocalyptic future where the truth about The Strange Legacy of Jobe McGall is finally revealed.Visit http://www.joemorrisfineart.co.uk to find illustrations appertaining to The Strange Legacy of Jobe McGall.