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By Jim Crace
Published by Picador on 2018
HEALTH and FITNESS, FAMILY and RELATIONSHIPS, FICTION / Literary
(From the Hardcover edition)
A novelistic trickster (Harvest, 2013, etc.), Crace engages in some subversive sleight of hand here, introducing a story about a recent widower, a formerly acclaimed singer named Alfred Busi, known to all who still remember him as Mister Al, who “wonders if he’s running out of days” and, in the meantime, struggles to find some purpose or significance to fill them. Then comes the first attack, which ...
With devastating understatement, Crace offers a parable for a time in which empathy has given way to callousness and fear.
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