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DAMASCUS

Christos Tsiolkas

  • Original Title: DAMASCUS
  • Publication date: October 2019
  • Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN
  • Country: AU
  • 440 print pages
  • Historical

Information

  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: Antiquity
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Search for origins, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Poverty, Inequality, Discriminations, Power, War and other conflicts, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, Solidarity, Diversity, Multiculturalism, Commitment, Tolerance, Intolerance

Pitch

This novel follows characters one or two generations on from the death of Christ, and tells the story of St Paul and the formation of the Christian church.

Comments

Translation rights sold: UK. Option in Brazil, France, Germany, Sweden

This is a departure from the author’s previous work, which all shared a contemporary setting

Christos Tsiolkas is an award-winning novelist, playwright, essayist, and screenwriter. His fiction has won numerous prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Award, The Age Fiction Prize, and the Melbourne Best Writing Award.

Summary

A novel about the events surrounding the birth and establishment of the Christian church. Based around the gospels and letters of St Paul, and focusing on characters one and two generations on from the death of Christ, as well as Paul (Saul) himself, the novel explores the themes of class, religion, masculinity, patriarchy, colonisation, refugees; the ways in which nations, societies, communities, families and individuals are united and divided.

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  • Author’s biography

    Christos Tsiolkas is an award-winning novelist, playwright, essayist, and screenwriter. His fiction has won numerous prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Award, The Age Fiction Prize, and the Melbourne Best Writing Award. THE SLAP (Allen & Unwin, 2008), won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal, was shortlisted for the Mils Franklin Award and longlisted for the Booker Prize.