Longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize
Harvest is a masterful novel from the Booker-shortlisted author Jim Crace, in which he draws once more on his genius with landscape and myth to create a lost and bewitching English world.
'An achievement worthy to stand alongside those of Crace's great fictional influence, William Golding.' Sunday Times
As late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a village comes under threat. A trio of outsiders – two men and a dangerously magnetic woman – arrives on the woodland borders triggering a series of events that will see Walter Thirsk’s village unmade in just seven days: the harvest blackened by smoke and fear, cruel punishment meted out to the innocent, and allegations of witchcraft.
But something even darker is at the heart of Walter’s story, and he will be the only man left to tell it . . .