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REQUIEM

Joyce, Graham.

573 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0312860889 / ISBN 13: 9780312860882
Published by Tor., NY:, 1996
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Joyce. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 16006

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Title: REQUIEM

Publisher: Tor., NY:

Publication Date: 1996

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st US edition

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First published in 1996, this dark, British Fantasy Award-winning novel of secrets, miracles, and madness is repackaged.

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"The city is like a fractured mirror: you can see yourself, but you get a shock at how it comes back to you. "The city is contemporary Jerusalem, described in all the richness of its walls and gardens, shrines and religions--ancient dust, olive trees, the smell of falafel oil and balsam, mysterious writing on crumbling stones. The man who comes to find (or lose) himself there is a schoolteacher from England who quit his job in the aftermath of his wife's tragic death and a fuss about his possible involvement with a student. Graham Joyce weaves an absorbing tale about friends and lovers tugging at the delicate strands of ancient mysteries with both Islamic mythological and Christian religious elements. Requiem has ghosts, demons ("djinns"), doppelgängers, crazy people, and passionate main characters; it is a well-constructed dark novel, only flawed slightly by a listless ending. Winner of the 1996 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

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