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Quarantine (1998) [Novel]
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Judea, about two thousand years ago

There were five of them—not in a group, but strung out along the road where earlier that morning the caravan of uncles had passed by. Three men, a woman, and, too far behind for anyone to guess its gender, a fifth. And this fifth was barefoot, and without a staff. No water-skin, or bag of clothes. No food. A slow, painstaking figure, made thin and watery by the rising, mirage heat, as if someone had thrown a stone into the pool of air through which it walked and ripples had diluted it.

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.

Original title: Quarantine
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionReligiousChristianityBiblical

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Quarantine (1998)
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Language: English

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Quarantine (March 15, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 0312199511
Dimensions: 6.1 x 8.9 x 0.7
Pages: 242

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