Damascus Gate

Damascus Gate

Robert Stone

A gripping tale of international intrigue, secular conspiracy, religious hysteria and grim black humour in 1990s Jerusalem

‘At once religious discussion, love story, mystery, delivered with the verve of an airport thriller . . . The central character of this book is Jerusalem; the book reeks of its myriad mythologies and beliefs . . . Damascus Gate is an amazing read . . . a rare and remarkable feast of writing’ Scotland on Sunday

‘The heir of Conrad, Hemingway and, crucially, Graham Greene, Stone is at his best when his characters are in extremis . . . the scenes of violent confrontation could not have been rendered more powerfully by any other writer . . . formidable’ Sunday Telegraph

‘A book that is not afraid to take on the big themes like faith, faction, spirituality, tribalism, identity and injustice . . . It is also an extraordinary treatment of Jerusalem itself . . . With Stone, it has found the kind of imaginative interpreter that every city waits for’ Sunday Times

‘Writing this good should be engraved on tablets of stone in letters of fire and blood. Fantastic’ Uncut

‘Stone has a journalist’s eye for detail, but a novelist’s eye for irony . . . Damascus Gate is rich with theme and atmosphere . . . few writers could even attempt to capture, as Stone does, both the intense, combative spirituality of Jerusalem and the festering menace of Gaza’ Esquire

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Picador
ISBN: 9781447266808
Publication date: 13.02.2014
Number of pages: 512
Dimensions: 234mm x 153mm

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Picador
ISBN: 9781447211570
Publication date: 28.06.2012

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