Signals of Distress

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Winter 1836, and the Belle of Wilmington discharges its doomed crew on Wherrytown. Little daunted, the Captain and his sailors flirt, drink and brawl their way through the village, marooned along with Aymer Smith, a virgin and a blunderer in search of a wife. As vivid and alive as characters by Dickens, these men play out their dreams against a haunting, monumental landscape, bringing the New World back to the Old, with fresh discoveries, fresh hazards, fresh hopes.

'The passions and mores of the 1830s are flawlessly delineated in this masterly novel, imbued with the tang and power of the sea' Independent

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
Continent
Continent
Six
Six
The Devil's Larder
The Devil's Larder
The Gift of Stones
The Gift of Stones
Arcadia
Arcadia