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Harvest (eBook)Jim Crace
Winner of the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Winner of the 2014 James Tait Black Prize
Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize
Shortlisted for the 2013 Goldsmiths Prize
Shortlisted for the 2014 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction
As late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a village comes under threat. A trio of outsiders - two men and a dangerously magnetic woman - arrives on the woodland borders triggering a series of events that will see Walter Thirsk's village unmade in just seven days: the harvest blackened by smoke and fear, cruel punishment meted out to the innocent, and allegations of witchcraft.
But something even darker is at the heart of Walter's story, and he will be the only man left to tell it . . .
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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I really enjoyed this book. It is the first I have read of Jim Crace and I will certainly be looking into his back catalogue. 'Harvest' is a really powerful story about social change, set in a bygone era a... More