All That Follows

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Leonard Lessing once cast a spell on stage, hypnotizing crowds with his improvised jazz, easy in his music, at home in the moment. Now, home is somewhere he never leaves. His sax is silent, his marriage faltering, his stepdaughter vanished, and his life shrinking – until one afternoon the TV brings news he can’t ignore. A figure from his firebrand past has arrived in town, with hair-raising results. Can Leonard face the limelight one last time?

‘Rich, cleverly constructed . . . a funny, heartwarming and hugely enjoyable read’ Herald

All That Follows sends an artist in the doldrums on a quest to recover his valour. Crace writes gloriously’ Independent

‘Alive and kicking . . . Crace writes with real feel and imagination about music’ Sunday Times

‘Blending comedy with a touch of pathos, this is an unexpectedly joyful novel’ Daily Mail

About Jim Crace

Jim Crace is the prize-winning author of eleven books, including Continent (winner of the 1986 Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize), Quarantine (winner of the 1998 Whitbread Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Being Dead (winner of the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award) and, most recently, Harvest. He lives in Birmingham.

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Books by Jim Crace

Quarantine
Quarantine
Harvest
Harvest
Being Dead
Being Dead
The Pesthouse
The Pesthouse
Signals of Distress
Signals of Distress
Six
Six
The Devil's Larder
The Devil's Larder
The Gift of Stones
The Gift of Stones
Arcadia
Arcadia
Continent
Continent