Galilee: A Novel of the Fantastic (Paperback)

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Galilee: A Novel of the Fantastic (Paperback)

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"A spellbinding treat. . . . Galilee leaps through time and space to reveal an impressively majestic vision told in beautiful prose." —People

A classic early work from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Clive Barker

Rich and powerful, the Geary dynasty has reigned over American society for decades. But it is a family with dark, terrible secrets. For the Gearys are a family at war. Their adversaries are the Barbarossas, a clan whose timeless origins lie in myth, whose mystical influence is felt in intense, sensual exchanges of flesh and soul. Now their battle is about to escalate.

When Galilee, prodigal prince of the Barbarossa clan, meets Rachel, the young bride of the Gearys' own scion Mitchell, they fall in love, consumed by a passion that unleashes long-simmering hatred. Old insanities arise, old adulteries are uncovered, and a seemingly invincible family will begin to wither, exposing its unholy roots. . . .

Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; the Hellraiser and Candyman series, and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. He lives in Southern California.

Product Details ISBN: 9780061684272
ISBN-10: 0061684279
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2008
Pages: 592
Language: English

"A spellbinding treat. . . . Galilee leaps through time and space to reveal an impressively majestic vision told in beautiful prose." — People

"John O'Hara, William Faulkner, and Barbara Cartland might have spent a lost weekend collaborating on this feverish tale. . . the kind of books for which hammocks were invented." — Kirkus Reviews

"The most ambitious dark fantasist of our time delivers. . . his most elegant novel yet...abundant inspiration and invention. . . a new richness of character." — Publishers Weekly