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Continent

Crace, Jim

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ISBN 10: 0060157240 / ISBN 13: 9780060157241
Published by Harper & Row, 1987
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NY: Harper Row, 1987. First American Edition. First printing. Hardbound. Author's First Book. New/New. A nice tight unread copy. According to the author, the first printings of the book, after the initial shipment, were mistakenly pulped. Thus, scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 2836

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Title: Continent

Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Jim Crace’s imaginative first book, seven linked stories, now available in a deluxe paperback edition in Ecco’s The Art of the Story Series

“Makes us see our own world more clearly . . . brilliant, provocative and delightful” --the New York Times

Jim Crace’s internationally acclaimed first book explores the tribes and communities, conflicts and superstitions, flora and fauna of a wholly spellbinding place: an imaginary seventh continent. In these seven tales Crace travels a strange and wonderful landscape: “Talking Skull” takes the reader to a tiny agricultural village renowned for the sexually-charged, mystical milk of its calves; “Electricity” introduces a remote flatland region where a monumental ceiling fan changes an entire town’s attitude toward modernization. From the acacia scrub of the flatlands to a city bazaar jammed with vegetable stalls, tourists, and beggars, Crace’s invented world is 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.

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