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The Gift of Stones

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The Gift of Stones by Jim Crace
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`The intense story of the pre-historical moment when stone yielded to bronze . . . Crace is a virtuoso' Frank Kermode, New York Times A coastal community live prosperously crafting fine stone tools. But their proud insularity is breached by raiders, and in the violence a boy loses his arm. Useless as a knapper, he finds a role as the village storyteller, roaming far and returning home with fantastically embellished tales. When the arrival of a new metal threatens all their livelihoods, his fearless imagination becomes a lifesaving gift. `His style is as simple as it is beautiful . . . Crace reveals the dignity in human labour and the power of the passing of time' Herald `A deceptively simple book that explores profound ideas with a rare delicacy of touch' Los Angeles Times `Bewitching . . . brings a lost world to life and imbues it with a sense of wonder' Sunday Times

Author Biography

Jim Crace is the author of Continent, The Gift of Stones, Arcadia, Signals of Distress, Quarantine (1998 Whitbread Novel of the Year; shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Being Dead (2001 National Book Critics' Circle Award), The Devil's Larder, Six and The Pesthouse. His novels have been translated into twenty-six languages. In 1999 Jim Crace was elected to the Royal Society of Literature.
Release date NZ
December 18th, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Picador
Pages
208
Dimensions
130x196x13
ISBN-13
9780330453325
Product ID
1663912

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