Signals Of Distress by Jim Crace

Signals Of Distress

byJim Crace

Paperback | January 31, 2005

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November, 1836. A fierce gale beaches an American sail ship off the English coast, injuring an African slave below decks and eventually disgorging 300 head of cattle and rowdy American sailors into a hardscrabble fishing village. The same storm drives into port a steamer, bearing one Aymer Smith, the foolish well-intentioned prig who will deprive the town of its livelihood, free the African slave, and set into motion a whole series of unforeseeable, tragicomic events. One of the most seductive and surprising novelist at work today, once again creates a richly strange and believable world, uncannily familiar to our own.

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Jim Crace is the author of seven other novels, including Being Dead, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, and, most recently, Genesis. He lives in Birmingham, England.
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Title:Signals Of DistressFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.12 × 5.92 × 0.74 inPublished:January 31, 2005Publisher:Picador USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312424426

ISBN - 13:9780312424428

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Crace weaves a progressive magic into this mythic plot with masterful detail, luminous prose and haunting characterization.