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Publisher Comments:

On the cusp of the millennium, Jerusalem has become a battleground in the race for redemption. American journalist Christopher Lucas is investigating religious fanatics when he discovers a plot to bomb the sacred Temple Mount. A violent confrontation in the Gaza Strip, a race through riot-filled streets, a cat-and-mouse game in an underground maze — as Lucas follows his leads, he uncovers an attempt to seize political advantage that reveals duplicity and depravity on all sides of Jerusalem's sacred struggle.

Ambitious, passionate, darkly comic, Damascus Gate is not only Robert Stone's biggest and best novel to date, but a timely and brilliant story of belief, power, salvation, and apocalypse.

Review:

"Gripping....The endgame he plays is masterly: thrilling, coiled, and somehow both inevitable and surprising." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Review:

"Stone's genius as a novelist is his ability to make paranoia plausible....The writing, often dense with metaphor and landscape, is powerful, and the result is a pulsing, profound novel about the treacheries of absolute conviction. (Grade: A)" Entertainment Weekly

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"[I]nordinately ambitious....[T]he intensity of its characters' emotions maintains high interest and irresistibly mounting suspense. Stone's boldest and, arguably, best novel....Not to be missed." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[A] major work in every aspect, a sprawling, discordant prose symphony....Bold and bracing, ambitious and inspired, Damascus Gate is, even for its flaws, an astonishment." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[A] grand, sweeping, multidimensional novel....Stone achieves a marvelous unity...as philosophical debate, meditation on belief, and building suspense all come together in a stunning finale that satisfies on all levels." Booklist

Review:

"The definitive novel about Israel....Brims over with plots, subplots, and an impressive array of incisively drawn characters." Daphne Merkin, The New Yorker

Review:

"Complex, brilliant....Damascus Gate keeps our attention riveted...[F]iction that combines the pleasure of a thriller with those of a novel of ideas." Francine Prose, The New York Observer

Review:

"Stone fearlessly takes on big topics and confronts the paradoxes they create. In lesser hands, this book might be a jumble or a passable thriller; instead, it rivets." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Stone has faced his novel with the literary equivalent of Jerusalem stone, the luminous chiseled rock that lends authenticity to almost every building in Jerusalem." Jonathan Rosen, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Mr. Stone's musings on the nature of faith may not sound terribly original, but his skill as a writer prevents the book from becoming boring or overwrought." Jonathan Mahler, The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"Stunning achievement." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"A stunning novel by a great American author." James Hynes, The Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

Set in Jerusalem, where violence, ecstasy, heresy, and salvation are all to be found, the latest novel by the author of Outerbridge Reach is simultaneously the story of a man's search for truth and the story of a city where sanity is casually traded for faith. Christopher Lucas's investigation of religious lunatics who have fallen victim to "Jerusalem Syndrome" places him at the center of the world's next flashpoint.

About the Author

Robert Stone is the author of A Flag for Sunrise, Children of Light, and Outerbridge Reach. He won the National Book Award for Dog Soldiers and the Faulkner Foundation Award for his first novel, A Hall of Mirrors. He lives with his wife in Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684859118
Author:
Stone, Robert
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Jerusalem
Subject:
Religious - Apocalyptic
Subject:
Journalists -- Israel -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Christian - Futuristic
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
maps of Jerusalem
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 23.8 oz

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Product details 528 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780684859118 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Gripping....The endgame he plays is masterly: thrilling, coiled, and somehow both inevitable and surprising."
"Review" by , "Stone's genius as a novelist is his ability to make paranoia plausible....The writing, often dense with metaphor and landscape, is powerful, and the result is a pulsing, profound novel about the treacheries of absolute conviction. (Grade: A)"
"Review" by , "[I]nordinately ambitious....[T]he intensity of its characters' emotions maintains high interest and irresistibly mounting suspense. Stone's boldest and, arguably, best novel....Not to be missed."
"Review" by , "[A] major work in every aspect, a sprawling, discordant prose symphony....Bold and bracing, ambitious and inspired, Damascus Gate is, even for its flaws, an astonishment."
"Review" by , "[A] grand, sweeping, multidimensional novel....Stone achieves a marvelous unity...as philosophical debate, meditation on belief, and building suspense all come together in a stunning finale that satisfies on all levels."
"Review" by , "The definitive novel about Israel....Brims over with plots, subplots, and an impressive array of incisively drawn characters."
"Review" by , "Complex, brilliant....Damascus Gate keeps our attention riveted...[F]iction that combines the pleasure of a thriller with those of a novel of ideas."
"Review" by , "Stone fearlessly takes on big topics and confronts the paradoxes they create. In lesser hands, this book might be a jumble or a passable thriller; instead, it rivets."
"Review" by , "Stone has faced his novel with the literary equivalent of Jerusalem stone, the luminous chiseled rock that lends authenticity to almost every building in Jerusalem."
"Review" by , "Mr. Stone's musings on the nature of faith may not sound terribly original, but his skill as a writer prevents the book from becoming boring or overwrought."
"Review" by , "Stunning achievement."
"Review" by , "A stunning novel by a great American author."
"Synopsis" by , Set in Jerusalem, where violence, ecstasy, heresy, and salvation are all to be found, the latest novel by the author of Outerbridge Reach is simultaneously the story of a man's search for truth and the story of a city where sanity is casually traded for faith. Christopher Lucas's investigation of religious lunatics who have fallen victim to "Jerusalem Syndrome" places him at the center of the world's next flashpoint.
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