Jim Crace

15 June 2023
272 pages


‘No one is better . . . Eden sees Crace at the top of his game’ - Telegraph

Trouble has come to the garden. Its inhabitants live an eternal and unblemished life, tending to the bountiful fields, orchards and lakes, and serving their angelic masters. But now one of the gardeners has escaped, breaching the walls and making her way into the world beyond; a land of poverty, sickness and death - as well as liberty. The angels know there are those who would go to the ends of the earth to find her. Perhaps another fall is coming . . .

‘Vivid and poetic . . . Crace writes with great flair and inimitable imagination’ - Financial Times

‘Since announcing his retirement in 2013, Jim Crace has had more comebacks than Kanye West, something for which we should all be thankful’ - Spectator

No one is better at lending imaginative life to archetypes like this; he remains one of the most pleasurable stylists alive . . . [Eden] sees him at the top of his game
One of our most original and inventive novelists
A fabulist, an open heart, an imagination in full flight . . . Crace is, quite simply, one of the great writers of our time