Continent

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‘Hard and actual in observation, clearly and richly imagined, remarkably original’ Guardian

A novel in seven stories, Continent is an exploration of the cultures, communities and natural life of an entirely imaginary realm. Built on rich seams of myth and metaphor, this new, seventh continent is strange, atmospheric and yet not wholly a mirage, for its inhabitants are disarmingly familiar, known to us through their loves, their hopes and their struggles to make sense of life.

On its first publication over twenty years ago, this spellbinding book marked the arrival of one of the most inventive minds at work in modern fiction.

‘Fuses folklore and political parable, moral fable and myth, into something rather original and also very modern’ The Times

‘Makes us see our own world more clearly . . . brilliant, provocative and delightful’ New York Times

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
All That Follows
All That Follows
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