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Harvest by Jim Crace
  

Harvest

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Winner of the Impac Prize 2015.

A beautifully written and unexpectedly thrilling novel, this book defies categorisation and almost reinvents itself from one chapter to the next. Dark, unsettling, intriguing and exciting it is that rare thing, a hugely enjoyable and readable book which will have you thinking about it and its themes for weeks to come.

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.

If you like Jim Crace you might also like to read books by William Nicholson, Patrick Mcgrath and Rachel Urquhart.

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Synopsis

Harvest by Jim Crace

As late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a village comes under threat. A trio of outsiders -- two men and a dangerously magnetic woman -- arrives on the woodland borders triggering a series of events that will see Walter Thirsk's village unmade in just seven days: the harvest blackened by smoke and fear, cruel punishment meted out to the innocent, and allegations of witchcraft. But something even darker is at the heart of Walter's story, and he will be the only man left to tell it ...

Reviews

'Inimitably excellent, Jim Crace stands on his own ground among living English novelists'
Boyd Tonkin, Independent

'Jim Crace is a magician ... no one else writes with such a strange, enchanted clarity'
Evening Standard

'Extraordinary'
Guardian

'As finely written as it is tautly structured ... an achievement worthy to stand alongside those of William Golding'
Peter Kemp, Sunday Times

'Crace is a most meticulous and original novelist and this is one of his unquestionable masterpieces'
Philip Hensher, Spectator

'Masterly, elegiac'
Sunday Times Culture

About the Author

Novelist Jim Crace has won numerous prizes for his writing including the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the David Higham Prize for Fiction. He was awarded the E. M. Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1992 and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1999.

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Publication date

13th February 2014

Author

Jim Crace

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Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
304 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
All Shortlists and Winners
Crime / Mystery
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780330445672

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