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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.

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Used availability for Jim Crace's Harvest

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
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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
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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
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Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 0-330-44567-7 / 978-0-330-44567-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 1-4472-6604-8 / 978-1-4472-6604-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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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
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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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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
ISBN: 1-4472-1194-4 / 978-1-4472-1194-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

October 2013 : UK Audio CD
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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
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Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Picador
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February 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Harvest
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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February 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Harvest: A Novel
Author(s): Jim Crace
Publisher: Vintage
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