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Art of the Story

Continent

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Jim Crace’s imaginative first book, seven linked stories, now available in a deluxe paperback edition in Ecco’s The Art of the Story Series

“Makes us see our own world more clearly . . . brilliant, provocative and delightful” --the <i>New York Times</i>

Jim Crace’s internationally acclaimed first book explores the tribes and communities, conflicts and superstitions, flora and fauna of a wholly spellbinding place: an imaginary seventh continent. In these seven tales Crace travels a strange and wonderful landscape: “Talking Skull” takes the reader to a tiny agricultural village renowned for the sexually-charged, mystical milk of its calves; “Electricity” introduces a remote flatland region where a monumental ceiling fan changes an entire town’s attitude toward modernization. From the acacia scrub of the flatlands to a city bazaar jammed with vegetable stalls, tourists, and beggars, Crace’s invented world is as fabulous as it is eerily familiar.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062662446
  • ISBN 10: 0062662449
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 06/13/2017
  • Pages: 160
  • List Price: 11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

Continent by Jim Crace

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