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Harvest

(2013)
A novel by

 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
A remote English village wakes on the morning after harvest, looking forward to enjoying a hard-earned day of rest and feasting. But two mysterious columns of smoke mar the sky, raising alarm and suspicion.

The first column of smoke comes from the edge of the village land, sent as a signal by newcomers to announce their presence as per regional custom. The second smoke column is even more troubling: it comes from a blaze set in Master Kent's stables. Walter Thirsk, a relative outsider in the village, casts his eye on three local boys and blames their careless tomfoolery. The rest of the villagers, though, close ranks against the strangers rather than accuse one of their own. Two men and a woman are apprehended; their heads are shaved to mark their criminality; and the men are thrown into the stocks for a week. Justice has been served. Or has it?

Meanwhile, another newcomer has been spotted in the village sporting the finer clothes and fashionable beard of a townsman. Mr. Quill, as the villagers name him, observes them closely and takes careful notes about their land, apparently at Master Kent's behest. It is his presence more than any other that will threaten the village's entire way of life.

In effortless, expertly crafted prose, Jim Crace details the unraveling of bucolic life in the face of economic progress. His tale is timeless and unsettling, evoking a richly textured world you will remember long after you finish reading.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Used availability for Jim Crace's Harvest


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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 1-4448-2017-6 / 978-1-4448-2017-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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January 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 0-330-44566-9 / 978-0-330-44566-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Harvest: A Novel
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 0-385-52077-8 / 978-0-385-52077-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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Paperback Editions

February 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 1-4472-6604-8 / 978-1-4472-6604-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Paperback Omes
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 0-330-44567-7 / 978-0-330-44567-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 0-307-27897-2 / 978-0-307-27897-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 1-4472-1194-4 / 978-1-4472-1194-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 0-14-318740-6 / 978-0-14-318740-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Audio Editions

October 2013 : UK Audio CD
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 1-4712-5121-7 / 978-1-4712-5121-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

September 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Availability: Amazon CA   

February 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Harvest: A Novel
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   



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