By Geraldine Brooks
“A web page turner. . .Brooks is a grasp at bringing the previous alive. . .in her skillful palms the problems of the earlier echo our personal inner most concerns: love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality.” – Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post
A wealthy and totally soaking up novel in regards to the lifetime of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of People of the publication and March.
With greater than million copies of her novels offered, New York Times bestselling writer Geraldine Brooks has accomplished either well known and significant acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one in every of literature’s richest and so much enigmatic figures: a guy who shimmers among heritage and legend. Peeling away the parable to convey David to lifestyles in moment Iron Age Israel, Brooks lines the arc of his trip from obscurity to reputation, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from loved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and lowered dotage.
The mystery Chord offers new context for a few of the best-known episodes of David’s lifestyles whereas additionally concentrating on others, much more notable and emotionally extreme, which have been neglected. We see David throughout the eyes of these who love him or worry him—from the prophet Natan, voice of his sense of right and wrong, to his better halves Mikal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and at last to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like outdated age. Brooks has an uncanny skill to listen to and rework characters from historical past, and this superbly written, unvarnished saga of religion, wish, relations, ambition, betrayal, and gear will enthrall her many fans.
From the Hardcover edition.