This novel explores the tribes and communities, conflicts and superstitions, flora and fauna of a wholly spellbinding place: an imaginary seventh continent. In these seven tales Jim Crace travels a strange and wonderful landscape, as fabulous as it is eerily familiar.
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To those who say there's nothing new to be written or read, Jim Crace has responded. For this provocative collection of short stories, Crace created a whole new continent. Unnamed and unspecified, the continent nevertheless resonates with characters, developments, contradictions and examinations of the path and power of progress. In one story electricity comes to a country in the form of a giant fan; in another a government agent out to exploit a primitive people discovers the beauty of traditional life. The book, which won a Whitbread Prize, takes us to a new world in a journey that causes us look more closely at our own.About the Author:
Jim Crace has written six novels, most recently Being Dead, which was shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Fiction Prize. He lives in Birmingham, and is married with two children.
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060157240
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