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Being Dead

Jim Crace

‘An extraordinarily moving love story’ Observer

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.

‘Intensely imagined and deeply felt’ Hilary Mantel, Sunday Times

‘One of the most haunting books I read this year’ Carol Shields, Guardian

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033051679201
Published: 11/09/2013

Jim Crace

Jim Crace

Jim Crace is the prize-winning author of numerous 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) and Being Dead (winner of the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award). He lives in Birmingham.

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