Ambitious, passionate, darkly comic, Damascus Gate is not only Robert Stone's biggest and best novel to date, but a timely and brilliant story of belief, power, salvation, and apocalypse.
Praise For Damascus Gate…
The New York Times
Gripping....The endgame he plays is masterly: thrilling, coiled, and somehow both inevitable and surprising.
The Washington Post Book World
A stunning novel by a great American author.
The New Yorker
The definitive novel about Israel....Stone brings its tensions and dilemmas into characteristically sharp focus....Brims over with plots, subplots, and an impressive array of incisively drawn characters...the range of his knowledge is spectacular.
Not even his dedicated readers will be able to foresee the twists and impact of this new novel. Damascus Gate is a transcendent thriller.
The New York Times Book Review
He has faced his novel with the literary equivalent of Jerusalem stone, the luminous chiseled rock that lends authenticity to almost every building in Jerusalem....
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Damascus Gate...is the rare real thing: a cerebral thriller....Precise and passionate, Damascus Gate is a stunning achievement.
Here is our masterpiece writer, Robert Stone, writing his book of books, his millennial novel of the millennial place....Here are Stone's most magnified, vivid, lunatic, and tender characters. Christopher Lucas engages us profoundly: a modest wit, who keeps faith in a faithless world....Damascus Gate is a narrative of good and evil written in letters of fire.
A major work in every aspect...bold and bracing, ambitious and inspired, Damascus Gate is...an astonishment.
Robert Stone is an explorer who takes his readers to the fractured edges of the known world. Damascus Gate is a triumph. Stone at the height of his powers.
The New York Observer
Complex, brilliant...Damascus Gate keeps our attention riveted...fiction that combines the pleasure of a thriller with those of a novel of ideas.
Touchstone Books, 9780684859118, 528pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 1999