Quarantine

Quarantine

Book - 1997
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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.

Baker
& 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
0374239622
Branch Call Number: F CRA
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 24 cm

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VRMurphy
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.

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Darrelln
Feb 28, 2010

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

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