Quarantine: Picador Classic
 

Quarantine

Picador Classic

Jim Crace

Jim Crace's Booker-shortlisted masterpiece

With an introduction by Stuart Evers

So this is happiness, she thought. Or this, at least, is what adds up to happiness. The prospect of never running after men and camels any more, of being Miri without shame or hesitation, of letting drop her headscarf for a change so that nothing intervened between her and the sky.

Five travellers venture into the Judean wilderness in search of redemption. Instead, amidst the barren rocks, they are met by a dangerous man, Musa, and fall under his dark influence. As the unforgiving days and bitter nights erode their resolve, it becomes clear that one among them will go further than the rest: a fervent, solitary figure, he denies the temptations of his neighbours, and, ultimately, the needs of his own body.

Quarantine, Jim Crace's provocative retelling of Jesus' forty day fast in the desert, won the Whitbread novel of the year and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Moving and fascinating in equal measure, this is a classic that tampers with tradition, a stunningly realised novel from one of the great writers of our time.

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ISBN: 9781447275145
Publication date: 18.06.2015
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

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ISBN: 9781447250333
Publication date: 12.09.2013
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

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ISBN: 9780330537063
Publication date: 21.03.2011

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  • Being Dead
  • The Pesthouse
  • Signals of Distress
  • Six
  • The Devil's Larder
  • The Gift of Stones
  • Arcadia
  • All That Follows
  • Continent

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