By (author) Jim Crace

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  • Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 226mm x 18mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 5 September 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0312199511
  • ISBN 13: 9780312199517
  • Edition statement: First.
  • Sales rank: 387,015

Product description

A flawlessly presented tale that opens a window on human aspiration and folly, its revelations full of grit and glory. -- starred, "Kirkus Reviews" A superbly crafted combination of historical and inspirational fiction that is genuinely unique. -- starred, "Publishers Weekly" This is no simple retelling of an ancient story, but a modern and startling account of the birth and death of faith. In Crace's hands, Jesus is reconceived as Gally, a boy besotted with prayer and visions. "Quarantine" is the extraordinary re-imagining of the forty days Jesus Christ spent in the wilderness being tempted by the devil. Short-listed for the Booker Prize, this is a novel that you ll never forget.

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Author information

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.

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"Remarkable . . . The effect is almost hallucinatory."--Frank Kermode, "The New York Times Book Review" "Stunning . . . extraordinary . . . One of the freshest and most inventive novelistic uses of biblical material I have read."--"Minneapolis Star Tribune" "A spiritual mystery of the best kind . . . Crace is a master at creating a convincing landscape out of evocative, earthy details . . . The creation of an ambitious imagination . . . A literary miracle."--"USA Today" "A superb book . . . It succeeds thanks to Crace's potent, imaginative rendering of the characters and the setting, and because of its distinctive, lilting language."--"Time Out New York" "Immensely impressive . . . This novel is a high-wire act, a tour de force, a garment expertly tailored from materials of the highest quality."--Bruce Bawer, "The Washington Post Book World"