By Geraldine Brooks
A wealthy and totally soaking up novel concerning the lifetime of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of People of the booklet and March.
With greater than million copies of her novels bought, New York Times bestselling writer Geraldine Brooks has accomplished either well known and important acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one in every of 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 lifestyles in moment Iron Age Israel, Brooks lines the arc of his trip from obscurity to status, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from loved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and lowered dotage.
The mystery Chord presents new context for a number of the best-known episodes of David’s existence whereas additionally targeting others, much more notable and emotionally severe, which have been neglected. We see David during the eyes of these who love him or worry him—from the prophet Natan, voice of his moral sense, to his better halves Mikhal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and at last to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like previous age. Brooks has an uncanny skill to listen to and rework characters from historical past, and this superbly written, unvarnished saga of religion, wish, family members, ambition, betrayal, and tool will enthrall her many fans.
From the Hardcover edition.