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The melody
The melody
Crace, Jim2018
Books, Manuscripts
Alfred Busi, famed and beloved in his town for his music and songs, is now in his 60s, mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days alone in the large villa he has always called home. The night before he is due to attend a ceremony at the town's avenue of fame, Busi is attacked by a creature he disturbs as it raids the contents of his larder. Busi is convinced that what assaulted him was no animal, but a child, 'innocent and wild', and his words fan the flames of old rumour - of an ancient race of people living in the woods surrounding the town - and new controversy: the town's paupers, the feral wastrels at its edges, must be dealt with.
Main title:
The melody / Jim Crace.
Author:
Crace, Jim, author
Imprint:
London : Picador, 2018.
Collation:
275 pages ; 23 cm
Notes:
Illustrations on lining papers.
ISBN:
9781509841363 (hbk)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
BRN:
2614752
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