Requiem

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Tor, 1996 - 286 Seiten
After the tragic death of his wife, Katie, Tom Webster travels to modern-day Jerusalem in search of a lost love and a reason to keep on living. He finds a city haunted by ghosts and djinn, divided by warring religious factions, yet offering him no refuge from his guilt and grief. Even his passionate affair with Sharon, an old friend and lover from his college days, cannot save Tom from the madness that appears to be overcoming him, nor hide him from the mysterious, spectral woman who shadows his every step.
Only when a dying scholar entrusts him with a previously unknown Dead Sea Scroll does Tom begin to realize that his torment and bizarre hallucinations relate not only to his wife's death, but to another death that shaped the world two thousand years ago...
What woman truly haunts Tom's ordeal in Jerusalem? Sharon? Katie? Or the restless spirit of none other than Mary Magdalene?

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REQUIEM

Nutzerbericht  - Kirkus

Complex, deftly structured quasi-fantasy, established British fantasist Joyce's US debut. High-school teacher Tom Webster, following the death of his wife, Katie, in a grotesque accident, and some ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - m4marya - LibraryThing

Another great book by Joyce. This time around the characters are so messed up, so disfunctional that you cannot help but root for them to make it through, to find the secrets out, to win. Set in a ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (1996)

Graham Joyce, a four-time winner of the British Fantasy Award, lives in Leicester, England. His books include Dark Sister, Requiem, and The Tooth Fairy, which received a Booker nomination and was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998.

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