Quarantine: A Novel

Quarantine: A Novel

Jim Crace

Language: English

Pages: 242

ISBN: 0312199511

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year and a Booker finalist: a controversial novel of faith and mystery about a group of desert travellers and their encounter with Jesus

Quarantine is Jim Crace's imaginative and powerful retelling of Christ's fabled 40-day fast in the desert. In Crace's account, Jesus travels to a cluster of arid caves where he crosses paths with a small group of exiles who are on a pilgrimage to find redemption. One wealthy and manipulative quarantiner recognizes characteristics in Christ that he believes are divine. Evoking the strangeness and beauty of the desert landscape, Crace provocatively interprets one of our most important stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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