Damascus Gate

Damascus Gate

Book - 1998
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Houghton
With soaring vision and profound intelligence, Robert Stone has written a harrowing, breathtaking novel about our desperate search, at any price, for the consolation of redemption - and about the people who are all too willing to provide it. A violent confrontation in the Gaza Strip, a mind-altering pilgrimage, a race through riot-filled Jerusalem streets, a cat-and-mouse game in an underground maze, a desperate attempt to prevent a bomb from detonating beneath the Temple Mount - Damascus Gate is an exhilarating journey through the moral and religious ambiguities that haunt the holiest of cities and its seekers, cynics, hustlers, and madmen. Set in Jerusalem, where violence, ecstasy, heresy, and salvation are all to be found, Damascus Gate is simultaneously the story of a man's search for truth - or some version of it - and the story of a city where sanity is casually traded for faith.


Baker & Taylor
In a novel of political intrigue and religious fanaticism set in Jerusalem, an expatriate American journalist becomes drawn into duplicity on both sides of the Israeli-Arab conflict

Blackwell North Amer
Jerusalem: where earth meets heaven, home to seekers and heretics, hustlers and madmen, dreamers and the faithful of every persuasion. In this holiest and most fractious city, where religion and politics are inextricably bound, a plot unfolds to bomb the sacred Temple Mount.
Christopher Lucas, an expatriate American journalist, skeptical and searching, stumbles upon the Temple Mount plot while on assignment to investigate religious fanatics. Unwittingly entangled in the bombing plan is another American, Sonia Barnes, a Sufi convert and nightclub singer, who is drawn with Lucas into the dangerous intrigues surrounding the Old City. They encounter Adam De Kuff, an unstable Jewish guru; Raziel Melker, a strung-out Kabbalist who foists De Kuff into the role of messiah; and Jan Zimmer, a soldier of fortune routinely at the center of the world's flashpoints.

Baker
& Taylor

The multi-prize-winning novelist delivers a literary thriller of political intrigue and religious fanaticism set in Jerusalem, where an expatriate American journalist becomes drawn into duplicity on both sides of the Israeli-Arab conflict. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1998
ISBN: 9780395665695
0395665698
Branch Call Number: F STO
Characteristics: 500 p. ; maps ; 25 cm

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