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Damascus Gate (Hardback)
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Damascus Gate (Hardback)

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Hardback 500 Pages / Published: 11/05/1998
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Jerusalem: where earth meets heaven, home to seekers and heretics, hustlers and madmen, dreamers and the faithful of every persuasion. In this holiest and most fractious city, where religion and politics are inextricably bound, a plot unfolds to bomb the sacred Temple Mount. Christopher Lucas, an expatriate American journalist, skeptical and searching, stumbles upon the Temple Mount plot while on assignment to investigate religious fanatics. Unwittingly entangled in the bombing plan is another American, Sonia Barnes, a Sufi convert and nightclub singer, who is drawn with Lucas into the dangerous intrigues surrounding the Old City. They encounter Adam De Kuff, an unstable Jewish guru; Raziel Melker, a strung-out Kabbalist who foists De Kuff into the role of messiah; and Jan Zimmer, a soldier of fortune routinely at the center of the world's flashpoints.

Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
ISBN: 9780395665695
Number of pages: 500
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Damascus Gate asks enormous questions about cosmic truth--and its
effect on those who think they own it--with intensity, intellectual
rigor and abiding morality."
"Heavy as a marble tablet, it delivers revelations about character
and culture in the way that only a dense, textured novel can....
Precise and passionate, Damascus Gate is a stunning achievement."
"But while the religious quests of Stone's characters help drive his story, the novel is ultimately concerned less with metaphysics and cosmic order than with the earthly realm of politics and the human craving for certainty. The characters in Damascus Gate may be "God- struck," they may dream insistently of a better world, but like so many Stone characters, they end up captives of history and their own very human illusions." The New York Times
"Heavy as a marble tablet, it delivers revelations about character and culture in the way that only a dense, textured novel can.... Precise and passionate, Damascus Gate is a stunning achievement." The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Damascus Gate asks enormous questions about cosmic truth--and its effect on those who think they own it--with intensity, intellectual rigor and abiding morality." The San Francisco Chronicle
"The writing, often dense with metaphor and landscape, is powerful, and the result is a pulsing, profound novel...." Entertainment Weekly

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