Title Profile & Character Information

Quarantine

Annotation
Jim Crace's novel is the brilliantly imagined story of Christ's forty days in the wilderness, a tale of three men, two women, and a curious wanderer whose peculiar fate is transformed into legend. Dazzling, gritty, and utterly compelling,Quarantineis a work at once timeless and timely - a parable for the ages.

Awards
1997  Costa Book Awards
1998  New York Times Notable Books of the Year

Characters
NameMusa
GenderMale
OccupationMerchant
TraitsMarried
Wealthy
Terminally ill
Obese

NameMari
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Pregnant

NameMarta
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Childless

NameAphas
GenderMale

NameJesus
GenderMale
TraitGalilean

GenreChristian
Alternative history
Fiction
TopicsOppression
Healing
Temptation
Survival
Spiritual journeys
Good vs. evil
SettingJudea
Desert
Wilderness