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Quarantine: A Novel
by Jim Crace

Published: 1999-03-15
Paperback : 242 pages
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Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year and a Booker finalist: a controversial novel of faith and mystery about a group of desert travellers and their encounter with Jesus

Quarantine is Jim Crace's imaginative and powerful retelling of Christ's fabled 40-day fast in the desert. In ...
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Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year and a Booker finalist: a controversial novel of faith and mystery about a group of desert travellers and their encounter with Jesus

Quarantine is Jim Crace's imaginative and powerful retelling of Christ's fabled 40-day fast in the desert. In Crace's account, Jesus travels to a cluster of arid caves where he crosses paths with a small group of exiles who are on a pilgrimage to find redemption. One wealthy and manipulative quarantiner recognizes characteristics in Christ that he believes are divine. Evoking the strangeness and beauty of the desert landscape, Crace provocatively interprets one of our most important stories.

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  "Stoy of 5 people going to the desert to fast for 40 days -- one of them Jesus -- and their stories and tribulations when the meet a merchant and his wife."by ausra27 (see profile) 03/31/08

Like the everyday stories of the people surrounding Jesus.

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