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The Melody

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The Melody by Jim Crace
Jun 19, 2018 | ISBN 9780385543712
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    Jun 11, 2019 | ISBN 9780525562566

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    Jun 19, 2018 | ISBN 9780385543712

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    Jun 19, 2018 | ISBN 9780385543729

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“Superb. . . . Immersive. . . . Haunting.”

“Both grippingly symbolic and intensely real. . . . The Melody takes its place among Crace’s finest novels.”
The Guardian

“Extraordinary. . . . An elegiac ode.”
The Los Angeles Review of Books

“A haunting story of love and loss, empathy and inequity and the galvanizing power of memory.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

 “Jim Crace writes with great flair and inimitable imagination . . . The Melody is a lyrical and tender meditation on marital love and loss.”
Financial Times

“A brutal parody of urban renewal and its casualties.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Like Kazuo Ishiguro, Crace has a gift for creating specific, vividly imagined worlds. . . . Absolutely mesmerizing.”
New Statesman

“Haunting and transfixing. . . . Like the simple but subtle song from which the novel takes its title, The Melody’s effects linger.”
Publishers Weekly

 “Exploring ideas of myth, grief, and inequality, Crace’s latest is an ethereal novel that ambles and simmers towards a delightful conclusion.”

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