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Crace, Jim

Overview
Works: 70 works in 733 publications in 20 languages and 18,148 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Christian fiction  Dystopias  Dystopian fiction  Short stories  Naval history  Sea stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Narrator
Classifications: PR6053.R228, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Crace
Harvest by Jim Crace( Book )

55 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Quarantine by Jim Crace( Book )

88 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A re-imagining of the forty days Christ spent in the wilderness being tempted by the devil." "Judea, about two thousand years ago: There were five of them - not in a group, but strung out along the road where earlier that morning the caravan of uncles had passed by. Three men, a woman, and, too far behind for anyone to guess its gender, a fifth. And this fifth was barefoot, and without a staff. No water-skin, or bag of clothes. No food. A slow, painstaking figure, made thin and watery by the rising, mirage heat, as if someone had thrown a stone into the pool of air through which it walked and ripples had diluted it."--Jacket
Being dead by Jim Crace( Book )

65 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Baritone Bay, mid-afternoon. A couple, naked, married almost thirty years, are lying murdered in the dunes."--Jacket
The gift of stones by Jim Crace( Book )

60 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical novel set in a Stone Age Village at the advent of the Bronze Age. The skills of the stoneworkers ensures their daily survival but their resistance to change casts a shadow over their futures, especially when a defiant woman enters their village, a harbinger of inevitable change
The pesthouse : a novel by Jim Crace( Book )

43 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a futuristic American wasteland, an injured Franklin Lopez joins forces with Margaret, a woman suffering from a deadly infection and confined to the Pesthouse, as the two discover that their dreams of a safe future mean following an unexpected path
The devil's larder by Jim Crace( Book )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty-four short fictions about food, sex, desire and its death
All that follows : a novel by Jim Crace( Book )

35 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British jazzman Leonard Lessing has spent a memorable yet unsuccessful few days in Austin, Texas, trying to seduce a woman he fancied. During his stay, he became caught up in her messy life, which included a new lover, a charismatic but carelessly violent man named Maxie. Eighteen years later, Maxie enters Leonard's life again, but this time in England, where he is armed and holding hostages. Leonard must decide whether to sit silently by as the standoff unfolds or find the courage to go to the crime scene where he could potentially save lives, as only someone who knows Maxie can. The lives of two mothers and two daughters - all strikingly independent and spirited - hang in the balance
Continent by Jim Crace( Book )

63 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Arcadia by Jim Crace( Book )

56 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor, a self-made man, plans to use his eightieth birthday celebration to leave a mark on the city that left such a mark on him
Signals of distress by Jim Crace( Book )

49 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1830s England, a wealthy man arrives in a coastal village where a Yankee ship has run aground with a black slave on board. The man buys his freedom, but what is the black to do with it in that cold, inhospitable land? A tale of good intentions gone wrong
The melody : a novel by Jim Crace( Book )

21 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Dutch and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aside from his trusty piano, Alfred Busi lives alone in his villa overlooking the waves. Famed in his town for his music and songs, he is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days, occasionally performing the classics in small venues--never in the stadiums he could fill when in his prime. On the night before receiving his town's highest honor, Busi is wrested from bed by noises in his courtyard and then stunned by an attacking intruder--his hands and neck are scratched, his face is bitten. Busi can't say what it was that he encountered, exactly, but he feels his assailant was neither man nor animal. The attack sets off a chain of events that will cast a shadow on Busi's career, imperil his home, and alter the fabric of his town. Busi's own account of what happened is embellished to fan the flames of old rumor--of an ancient race of people living in the surrounding forest--and to spark new controversy: something must finally be done about the town's poor, the feral vagabonds at its edges, whose numbers have been growing. All the while Busi, weathering a media storm, must come to terms with his wife's death and decide whether to sing one last time
Genesis by Jim Crace( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoying local admiration in his home city, actor Felix Dern struggles with a bizarre fate that causes every woman he sleeps with to become pregnant and anticipates the birth of his latest child with a woman named Mouetta
Six by Jim Crace( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every woman that he dares to sleep with bears his child. So now it is Mouetta's turn. Whispering and smudging his ear with her lipstick, her breath a little sour from the garlic in her lunch, she confirms her first, his sixth pregnancy. His sixth at least. A baby's due by May. It's early days." "Lix wants to say he feels besieged. Another child? To be so fertile is a curse." "And yet he only has himself to blame. Again." "Lix's blessing and his tragedy is this: He has no true defence against the concentrated moment in the arms of someone that he loves. There comes a point where everything is lost."--BOOK JACKET
Being dead by Jim Crace( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A middle-aged couple, Joseph and Celice, are murdered on a remote East Coast sand dune. They are not discovered for six days. Both doctors of zoology, Joseph and Celice would recognize what is happening to their decomposting bodies if they could have watched."--Container
Harvest by Jim Crace( Recording )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of outsiders - two men and a dangerously magnetic woman - arrives on the woodland borders and puts up a make-shift camp. That same night, the local manor house is set on fire. Over the course of 7 days, Walter Thirsk sees the harvest blackened by smoke and fear, the new arrivals cruelly punished, and his neighbours held captive on suspicion of witchcraft. But something even darker is at the heart of his story, and he will be the only man left to tell it
The pesthouse by Jim Crace( Recording )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is about America two hundred years in the future, a future without technology
All that follows by Jim Crace( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British jazzman Leonard Lessing has spent a memorable yet unsuccessful few days in Austin, Texas, trying to seduce a woman he fancied. During his stay, he became caught up in her messy life, which included a new lover, a charismatic but carelessly violent man named Maxie. Eighteen years later, Maxie enters Leonard's life again, but this time in England, where he is armed and holding hostages. Leonard must decide whether to sit silently by as the standoff unfolds or find the courage to go to the crime scene where he could potentially save lives, as only someone who knows Maxie can. The lives of two mothers and two daughters--all strikingly independent and spirited-- hang in the balance--BOT website
The melody : a novel by Jim Crace( Recording )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aside from his trusty piano, Alfred Busi lives alone in his villa overlooking the waves. Famed in his town for his music and songs, he is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days, occasionally performing the classics in small venues--never in the stadiums he could fill when in his prime. On the night before receiving his town's highest honor, Busi is wrested from bed by noises in his courtyard and then stunned by an attacking intruder--his hands and neck are scratched, his face is bitten. Busi can't say what it was that he encountered, exactly, but he feels his assailant was neither man nor animal. The attack sets off a chain of events that will cast a shadow on Busi's career, imperil his home, and alter the fabric of his town. Busi's own account of what happened is embellished to fan the flames of old rumor--of an ancient race of people living in the surrounding forest--and to spark new controversy: something must finally be done about the town's poor, the feral vagabonds at its edges, whose numbers have been growing. All the while Busi, weathering a media storm, must come to terms with his wife's death and decide whether to sing one last time
Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently, Granta has explored Chicago, Pakistan and the world of Spanish-language letters. In this bold, eclectic issue, the magazine turns back to focus on Britain. In 2012, Britain is a nation in flux, managing difficult socioeconomic realities, contending with new political alliances and negotiating shifting demographics
Quarantine by Jim Crace( Recording )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2000 years ago four travellers enter the Judaean desert to fast and pray for their lost souls. In the blistering heat and barren rocks they encounter the evil merchant Musa who holds them in his power. Yet there is also another faint figure in the distance, fasting for 40 days, a Galilean who, they say, has the power to work miracles
 
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Being deadThe gift of stonesThe pesthouse : a novelThe devil's larderAll that follows : a novelContinentArcadiaSignals of distress
Alternative Names
Crace, James

Crace, Jim 1946-

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ג'ים כריס

ג'ים כריס סופר בריטי

קרייס, ג׳ים

קרייס, ג׳ים. עברון, ימימה

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