Week 1: Quarantine by Jim Crace

Jim Crace’s Man Booker-nominated Quarantine sees four travellers enter the Judean desert to fast and pray for their lost souls. In the blistering heat and barren rocks they encounter the evil merchant Musa. Yet there is another man, a faint figure in the distance, fasting for forty days, a Galilean who they say has the power to work miracles. […]

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