By Geraldine Brooks
“A web page turner. . .Brooks is a grasp at bringing the earlier alive. . .in her skillful arms the problems of the earlier echo our personal private concerns: love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality.” – Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post
A wealthy and completely soaking up novel in regards to the lifetime of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of People of the ebook 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 among literature’s richest and such a lot enigmatic figures: a guy who shimmers among heritage and legend. Peeling away the parable to convey David to existence in moment Iron Age Israel, Brooks strains the arc of his trip from obscurity to repute, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from loved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and reduced dotage.
The mystery Chord presents new context for many of the best-known episodes of David’s lifestyles whereas additionally targeting others, much more striking and emotionally excessive, which were 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 eventually to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like previous age. Brooks has an uncanny skill to listen to and remodel characters from historical past, and this superbly written, unvarnished saga of religion, wish, family members, ambition, betrayal, and gear will enthrall her many fans.
From the Hardcover edition.