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Awards

Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year 1999

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"The ways in which Crace has the six desert dwellers interrelate with each other and with Jesus are spellbinding; the book is a superbly crafted combination of historical and inspirational fiction that is genuinely unique." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Stunning...Crace is a writer of hallucinatory skill." John Updike, The New Yorker

Review:

"Sure to please some readers, though the audience is bound to be small." Library Journal

Review:

Not just solid but engaging. The allegory may be either magical or ironic...but never portentous or grandiloquent. There is wit and meat in every detail." The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review

Review:

"A flawlessly presented tale...that opens a window on human aspiration and folly, its revelations full of grit and glory." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"This novel is a high-wire act, a tour de force, a garment expertly tailored from materials of the highest quality." The Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

Quarantine is an imaginative and powerful retelling of Christ's fabled forty-day fast in the desert. In Jim Crace's account, Jesus travels to a cluster of arid caves, where he crosses paths with a small group of exiles and changes their lives in unexpected ways. Evoking the strangeness and beauty of the desert landscape, Crace provocatively interprets one of our most important stories.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Jim Crace is the author of Continent, The Gift of Stones, Arcadia, Signals of Distress, Being Dead, and most recently The Devil's Larder. He has won the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, and the GAP International Prize for Literature. His novels have been translated into fourteen languages. He lives in Birmingham, England, with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312199517
Author:
Crace, Jim
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Jesus christ
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
Christian fiction
Subject:
Jesus Christ - Temptation - Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 in

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Product details 256 pages Picador USA - English 9780312199517 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The ways in which Crace has the six desert dwellers interrelate with each other and with Jesus are spellbinding; the book is a superbly crafted combination of historical and inspirational fiction that is genuinely unique." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Stunning...Crace is a writer of hallucinatory skill."
"Review" by , "Sure to please some readers, though the audience is bound to be small."
"Review" by , Not just solid but engaging. The allegory may be either magical or ironic...but never portentous or grandiloquent. There is wit and meat in every detail."
"Review" by , "A flawlessly presented tale...that opens a window on human aspiration and folly, its revelations full of grit and glory."
"Review" by , "This novel is a high-wire act, a tour de force, a garment expertly tailored from materials of the highest quality."
"Synopsis" by ,
Quarantine is an imaginative and powerful retelling of Christ's fabled forty-day fast in the desert. In Jim Crace's account, Jesus travels to a cluster of arid caves, where he crosses paths with a small group of exiles and changes their lives in unexpected ways. Evoking the strangeness and beauty of the desert landscape, Crace provocatively interprets one of our most important stories.

"Synopsis" by ,
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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