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Short stories describes a marathon runner's race with a horseman, an unusual forest tribe, an imprisoned clerk, and a sign maker who is pressured to make more signs for American collectors
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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.From the Back Cover:
Jim Crace’s imaginative first book—seven linked stories—now available in deluxe paperback as part of Ecco’s The Art of the Story series
Jim Crace’s internationally acclaimed Continent 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 through strange and wonderful landscapes: “Talking Skull” takes the reader to a tiny agrarian village renowned for the sexually charged, mystical milk of its calves; “Electricity” introduces a remote region where a monumental ceiling fan changes an entire town’s attitude toward modernization. From acacia scrubland 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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Book Description Minerva, London, 1995. Pictorial Wraps. Condition: Very Good. First Thus. Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the David Higham Award & the Guardian Fiction Prize. Printed in Great Britain. Handling wear, small remainder dot to bottom edge of book block, otherwise a nice clean tight solid softcover copy. 154pp. SB-192. Size: 20 x 12.5cm. Seller Inventory # 021492
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Book Description Minerva, Great Britain, 1995. Medium Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. Reprint. 154 pages. Lightly tanned pages. This book appears to be unread. Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Prize, The David Higham Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0749395729. ISBN/EAN: 9780749395728. Inventory No: 12020638. The photo of this book is of the actual book for sale. Seller Inventory # 12020638