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Baker & Taylor
Retells the story of Jesus Christ's forty-day sojourn in the wilderness and its impact on a small group of individuals

McMillan Palgrave
Jim Crace's novel is the brilliantly imagined story of Christ's forty days in the wilderness, a tale of three men, two women, and a curious wanderer whose peculiar fate is transformed into legend. Dazzling, gritty, and utterly compelling, Quarantine is a work at once timeless and timely - a parable for the ages.

Blackwell North Amer
A re-imagining of the forty days Christ spent in the wilderness being tempted by the devil.
Judea, about two thousand years ago: There were five of them - not in a group, but strung out along the road where earlier that morning the caravan of uncles had passed by. Three men, a woman, and, too far behind for anyone to guess its gender, a fifth. And this fifth was barefoot, and without a staff. No water-skin, or bag of clothes. No food. A slow, painstaking figure, made thin and watery by the rising, mirage heat, as if someone had thrown a stone into the pool of air through which it walked and ripples had diluted it.

& Taylor

Shortlisted for England's prestigious Booker Prize, a passionately imagined, realistic interpretation of Jesus Christ's forty-day sojourn in the wilderness turns the biblical tale into a harrowingly human but timeless spiritual parable. By the author of Signals of Distress.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus and Giroux, c1997
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374239626
Branch Call Number: F CRA
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 24 cm


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Mar 04, 2013

Easy to put down, couldn't get into the story or care about the characters.

Pippi_L Aug 18, 2010

This is a wonderfully evocative and engaging book. It's an irreverent retelling of the story of Jesus spending 40 days in the desert.

Feb 28, 2010

what an interesting book. Still think about it years later.


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