The Resource Harvest, Jim Crace

Harvest, Jim Crace

Label
Harvest
Title
Harvest
Statement of responsibility
Jim Crace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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?
Summary
A stable fire in a remote English village leads to disputes between newcomers who are wrongly accused and long-term residents who refuse to believe one of their own could be responsible, a situation that is further exacerbated by the observations and meticulous note-taking of another outsider
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2015.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2013.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013.
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10166197
Cataloging source
DLC
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Crace, Jim
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Farmers
  • Witchcraft
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Harvest, Jim Crace
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050509413
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
273 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447211945
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Harvest, Jim Crace
Publication
Control code
000050509413
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
273 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447211945
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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