Eden (Paperback)Jim Crace (author)
From the author of Harvest comes a tour de force of imagination and eloquence set in a formerly idyllic garden beset by existential crises.
Trouble has come to the garden. Its inhabitants live an eternal and unblemished life, tending to the bountiful fields, orchards and lakes, and serving their angelic masters.
But now one of the gardeners has escaped, breaching the walls and making her way into the world beyond; a land of poverty, sickness and death - as well as liberty.
The angels know there are those who would go to the ends of the earth to find her. Perhaps another fall is coming.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 196 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 24 mm
'No one is better at lending imaginative life to archetypes like this; he remains one of the most pleasurable stylists alive . . . [Eden] sees him at the top of his game.' - The Telegraph
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