Galilee: A Novel of the Fantastic

3.77 avg rating
( 4,577 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780061684272: Galilee: A Novel of the Fantastic

Rich and powerful, the Geary dynasty has reigned over American society for decades. But it is a family with dark, terrible secrets. For the Gearys are a family at war. Their adversaries are the Barbarossas, a clan whose timeless origins lie in myth, whose mystical influence is felt in intense, sensual exchanges of flesh and soul. Now their battle is about to escalate.

When Galilee, prodigal prince of the Barbarossa clan, meets Rachel, the young bride of the Gearys' own scion Mitchell, they fall in love, consumed by a passion that unleashes long-simmering hatred. Old insanities arise, old adulteries are uncovered, and a seemingly invincible family will begin to wither, exposing its unholy roots. . . .

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Over many years and many books, Clive Barker has earned a reputation as the thinking person's horror writer. His novels have mixed fantasy, psychology, and sheer creepiness in almost equal quantities, and while the gore quotient remains relatively low, the tension always runs high. In Galilee, however, Barker soft-pedals the ghoulish in favor of the gothic. His novel (or as the author would have it, "romance") tells the tale of two warring families caught up in a disastrous web of corruption, illicit sexuality, and star-crossed love, with a soupçon of the supernatural thrown in as well. On one side are the wealthy Gearys--a fictional stand-in for the Kennedys--and on the other are the Barbarossas, a mysterious black clan that has been around since the time (quite literally) of Adam. Galilee chronicles the twisted course of this centuries-old family feud, which centers around the magical Barbarossa matriarch Cesaria and her son Galilee. Indeed, it's the latter figure--one part Heathcliff to one part Christ--whose relationship with the Geary women sets a match to the entire powder keg of hostility and resentment. Mixing standard clichés of romance with his own peculiarly deep-fried version of the Southern gothic, Baker has come up with an intelligent and shamelessly amusing potboiler.

About the Author:

Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years Mr. Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat, more than one hundred and twenty-five of which can be found within this volume.

Mr. Barker lives in California. He shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Barker, Clive
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0061684279 ISBN 13: 9780061684272
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061684279 . Bookseller Inventory # HGT6246BHLC120916H0075P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Barker, Clive
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0061684279 ISBN 13: 9780061684272
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Mesilla Internet
(Mesilla, NM, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061684279 New. Ships out the next day. No sales tax. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061684279ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Barker, Clive
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0061684279 ISBN 13: 9780061684272
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061684279

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Barker, Clive
Published by Harpercollins (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061684279 ISBN 13: 9780061684272
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Commerce, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780061684272

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Barker, Clive
Published by HarperTorch, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061684279 ISBN 13: 9780061684272
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperTorch, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Rich and powerful, the Geary dynasty has reigned over American society for decades. But it is a family with dark, terrible secrets. For the Gearys are a family at war. Their adversaries are the Barbarossas, a clan whose timeless origins lie in myth, whose mystical influence is felt in intense, sensual exchanges of flesh and soul. Now their battle is about to escalate. When Galilee, prodigal prince of the Barbarossa clan, meets Rachel, the young bride of the Gearys own scion Mitchell, they fall in love, consumed by a passion that unleashes long-simmering hatred. Old insanities arise, old adulteries are uncovered, and a seemingly invincible family will begin to wither, exposing its unholy roots. . . . Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780061684272

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Barker, Clive
Published by HarperTorch, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061684279 ISBN 13: 9780061684272
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperTorch, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Rich and powerful, the Geary dynasty has reigned over American society for decades. But it is a family with dark, terrible secrets. For the Gearys are a family at war. Their adversaries are the Barbarossas, a clan whose timeless origins lie in myth, whose mystical influence is felt in intense, sensual exchanges of flesh and soul. Now their battle is about to escalate. When Galilee, prodigal prince of the Barbarossa clan, meets Rachel, the young bride of the Gearys own scion Mitchell, they fall in love, consumed by a passion that unleashes long-simmering hatred. Old insanities arise, old adulteries are uncovered, and a seemingly invincible family will begin to wither, exposing its unholy roots. . . . Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780061684272

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Barker, Clive
ISBN 10: 0061684279 ISBN 13: 9780061684272
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800616842721.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Barker, Clive
Published by Harper Perennial (2008)
ISBN 10: 0061684279 ISBN 13: 9780061684272
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061684279

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Barker, Clive
Published by Harpercollins (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061684279 ISBN 13: 9780061684272
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 592 pages. 8.25x5.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zr0061684279

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Barker, Clive
Published by Harper Perennial (2008)
ISBN 10: 0061684279 ISBN 13: 9780061684272
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061684279

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book