Harvest by Jim Crace
Jim Crace announced that this was to be his last novel, and it is a magnificent finale to his extraordinary career.
Written in a rhythmic yet earthy style, with an element of fable, it takes a single week in a rural village on the cusp of change, and an English way of life that will be lost forever.
As in a Hardy novel, the countryside is never idyllic, often harsh, yet its beauty and power are present in every sentence. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this is a must for any literature lover - and get ready to ask Jim a question when he joins us as our guest author for Book club in March.
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