Quarantine

Quarantine

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Under an endless and unforgiving sky, four travellers enter the Judean desert in search of redemption. Instead, amidst the barren rocks, they are met by a dangerous man, Musa, and fall under his dark influence. But there is a fervent, solitary figure also sharing their landscape, denying the temptations of his neighbours, and, ultimately, the needs of his own body. So begin forty days and nights in one of the most unhospitable terrains on earth.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 16mm | 192g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1447250338
  • 9781447250333
  • 240,332

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'One of the finest novels I've read in years' The Times 'Completely captivating' Literary Review 'Absolutely compelling' Observer 'Stunning. A writer of hallucinatory skill' John Updike 'Dazzling, gritty brilliance. This is a novel of scorching distinction' Sunday Times 'Stunning. A writer of hallucinatory skill' John Updike 'Completely captivating' Literary Review 'Absolutely compelling' Observer 'Dazzling, gritty brilliance. This is a novel of scorching distinction' Sunday Times 'One of the finest novels I've read in years' The Times

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About Jim Crace

Jim Crace is the prize-winning author of eleven books, including Continent (winner of the 1986 Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize), Quarantine (winner of the 1998 Whitbread Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Being Dead (winner of the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award). He lives in Birmingham.

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Customer reviews

Both hypnotic and stimulating. Crace is a gifted writer.show more
by Amelia McPhee