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Damascus

Damascus

Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas

Location(s): Syria

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Just AD

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In a far corner of the Roman Empire, a radical sect is growing.

Alone, unloved and battling his sexuality, Saul scrapes together a living exposing these nascent Christians, but on the road to Damascus, everything changes.

Saul – now Paul – becomes drawn into this new religion and its mysterious leader, whose crucifixion leaves followers waiting in limbo for his promised return. As factions splinter and competition to create the definitive version of Christ’s life grows violent, he begins to question his new faith and the man at its heart.

Damascus is an unflinching dissection of doubt, faith, tyranny, revolution, cruelty and sacrifice. A vivid and visceral novel with perennial concerns, it is a masterpiece of imagination and transformation.

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