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    Description"A stunning novel by a great American writer."--"Washington Post" Jerusalem: home to seekers, heretics, hustlers, and madmen of many faiths. In this most fractious city, a plot unfolds to bomb the sacred Temple Mount. Christopher Lucas, an expatriate American journalist, stumbles upon the plot while investigating religious fanatics. Entangled in the intrigue are a nightclub singer, an unstable Jewish guru, a strung-out Kabbalist seeking the messiah, and a soldier of fortune routinely found at the world's violent clashes. A confrontation in Gaza, a chase through riot-filled streets, a cat-and-mouse game in an underground maze--as Lucas races against time, he uncovers the duplicity and depravity on all sides of Jerusalem's sacred struggle. An explosive bestseller, "Damascus Gate" lays bare the dangers at the fringes of faith. "A transcendent thriller."--"Time" "Brims over with plots, subplots, and an impressive array of incisively drawn characters . . . The range of [Stone's] knowledge is spectacular."--"The New Yorker" "Damascus Gate asks enormous questions about cosmic truth--and its effect on those who think they own it--with intensity, intellectual rigor and abiding morality."--"San Francisco Chronicle"


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    Title
    Damascus Gate
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Stone
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 500
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780547599380
    ISBN 10: 0547599382
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 36
    BIC subject category V2: FW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 56
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26108050
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC026000
    LC classification: PS3569.T6418 D36 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FB, FW
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Mariner Books
    Imprint name
    Mariner Books
    Publication date
    06 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Review quote
    "But while the religious quests of Stone's characters help drive his story, the novel is ultimately concerned less with metaphysics and cosmic order than with the earthly realm of politics and the human craving for certainty. The characters in Damascus Gate may be "God- struck," they may dream insistently of a better world, but like so many Stone characters, they end up captives of history and their own very human illusions." -- "The New York Times""Heavy as a marble tablet, it delivers revelations about character and culture in the way that only a dense, textured novel can.... Precise and passionate, Damascus Gate is a stunning achievement." -- "Philadelphia Inquirer""Damascus Gate asks enormous questions about cosmic truth--and its effect on those who think they own it--with intensity, intellectual rigor and abiding morality." -- "San Francisco Chronicle""The writing, often dense with metaphor and landscape, is powerful, and the result is a pulsing, profound novel...." -- "Entertainment Weekly "