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The Melody

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The Melody by Jim Crace
Jun 19, 2018 | 240 Pages
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“Of the generation of British novelists born in the immediate postwar period, only Kazuo Ishiguro rivals Crace’s range in terms of emotional power and unusual subject matter.” —Financial Times

“This could have been a straightforward political allegory about man’s inhumanity to man: the poor of Busi’s city, banished to its outskirts, are increasingly under threat of eradication. But Crace’s seductively atmospheric novel, suffused as it is with archetypes and the stuff of dreams, is much richer, slyer and more mysterious. It’s an elegy, too—for lost love, youth and talent—and deeply moving.” —Daily Mail

“Hypnotic and powerful.” —The Irish Times

The Melody is at its most poignant on the subject of growing old…every sentence is packed with Crace’s characteristic lyricism…. Anybody who reads The Melody will find plenty to admire and chew on.”The Times

“Strange, unsettling, brilliant—everything you’d expect from one of our most original and inventive novelists.”Observer

“The Melody
 is an ambitious, powerful work which won’t disappoint his growing band of enthusiasts.” Big Issue

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