Being Dead

Jim Crace

3.7 based on 22 ratings & 6 reviews on Goodreads.com

2000 Nominee

Whitbread Novel Award

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12 September 2013
9781447250326
224 pages
Synopsis

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD.

A couple lie naked in the dunes at Baritone Bay, at the spot where, almost thirty years before, they had first had sex as students. Nostalgia has sent Celice and Joseph back to their singing stretch of coast, but in the seeming calm of the afternoon they meet a brutal and unexpected fate – one which will still their bodies but not their love, and certainly not their story.

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

A couple lie naked in the dunes at Baritone Bay, at the spot where, almost thirty years before, they had first had sex as students. Nostalgia has sent Celice and Joseph back to their singing stretch of coast, but in the seeming calm of the afternoon they meet a brutal and unexpected fate – one which will still their bodies but not their love, and certainly not their story.

‘An extraordinarily moving love story’ Observer

‘A work of near-genius’ Literary Review

‘A swirling symphonic celebration of the glory of the natural world’ The Times