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The Resource The melody, Jim Crace

The melody, Jim Crace

Label
The melody
Title
The melody
Statement of responsibility
Jim Crace
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alfred Busi, famed and beloved in his town for his music and songs, is now in his sixties, mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days alone in the large villa he has always called home. The night before he is due to attend a ceremony at the town's avenue of fame, Busi is attacked by a creature he disturbs as it raids the contents of his larder. Busi is convinced that the thing that attacked him was no animal, but a child, 'innocent and wild', and his words fan the flames of old rumour - of an ancient race of people living in the bosk surrounding the town - and new controversy: the town's paupers, the feral wastrels at its edges must be dealt with. Once and for all. As Busi's nephew's ambitious plans for himself and the town develop, he is able to fan the flames of rumour and soon Busi and the town he loves will be altered irrevocably. The Melody by Jim Crace is a story about grief and ageing, about reputation and the loss of it, about love and music and the peculiar way myth seeps into real life. And it is a political novel too - a rallying cry to protect those we persecute. It is lyrical and warm, intimate and epic, a powerful future classic
Cataloging source
APLS
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Crace, Jim
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Widowers
  • Reputation
  • Victims of crimes
  • Legends
  • Villages
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Musicians
  • City and town life
  • Singers
  • Grief
  • Mediterranean Region
Target audience
adult
Label
The melody, Jim Crace
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"There was a rumour, a rumour that proved to be as true as it was brutal..."--Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061508251
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781509841370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000041807
Label
The melody, Jim Crace
Publication
Note
"There was a rumour, a rumour that proved to be as true as it was brutal..."--Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061508251
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781509841370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000041807

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