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
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsMerchant
 Merchant
TraitsMarried
Wealthy
Terminally ill
Obese
Married
Wealthy
Terminally ill
Obese

NameMari
GendersFemale
 Female
TraitsMarried
Pregnant
Married
Pregnant

NameMarta
GendersFemale
 Female
TraitsMarried
Childless
Married
Childless

NameAphas
GendersMale
 Male

NameJesus
GendersMale
 Male
TraitsGalilean
Galilean

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