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Crace, Jim. QUARANTINE - Viking 1997

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Quarantine by Jim Crace. 1997 - Viking. For sale is a first edition, later printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Quarantine by Jim Crace, published in 1997 by Viking.

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Title Quarantine
Author Jim Crace
Publisher Viking
Edition first edition, later printing
Copyright Year 1997
ISBN 0670856975
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 243
Dimensions 22 cm x 14 cm
Weight (kg) 0.53

The book is a first edition, later printing as evidenced by an incomplete numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are very slightly yellowing but with no other marks, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99. It has a little creasing to the edges.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Jim Crace

Jim Crace is the author of several previous novels, which have been translated into fourteen languages. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the E.M. Forster Award, and the GAP International Prize for Literature. He lives in Birmingham, England with his wife and two children.

Synopsis of this title

Four travellers enter the Judean desert to fast and pray for their lost souls. They encounter the evil merchant, Musa, who holds them in his tyrannical power. Yet there is also another, a faint figure in the distance, fasting for 40 days, a Galilean who they say has the power to work miracles.

Reviews of this title


"Remarkable . . . The effect is almost hallucinatory."—Frank Kermode, The New York Times Book Review

"Stunning . . . extraordinary . . . One of the freshest and most inventive novelistic uses of biblical material I have read."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A spiritual mystery of the best kind . . . Crace is a master at creating a convincing landscape out of evocative, earthy details . . . The creation of an ambitious imagination . . . A literary miracle."—USA Today

"A superb book . . . It succeeds thanks to Crace's potent, imaginative rendering of the characters and the setting, and because of its distinctive, lilting language."—Time Out New York

"Immensely impressive . . . This novel is a high-wire act, a tour de force, a garment expertly tailored from materials of the highest quality."—Bruce Bawer, The Washington Post Book World

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