"Jim Crace is the most generous of writers. A fabulist, an open heart, an imagination in full flight. There is something of a harvest in every book: the promise, the violence, the fall, the regain. And "Harvest" is one of his best novels ever. He is, quite simply, one of the great writers of our time." "--"Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author of "Let the Great World Spin"
"Glorious ... "Harvest" calls to mind J. M. Coetzee's finest and most allegorical novel, "Waiting for the Barbarians" ... Crace writes with a particular, haunting empathy for the displaced ... His plots may be epic, but his sentences carry a sensual charge ... In his compassionate curiosity and his instincts for insurgent uncertainty, Crace surely ranks among our greatest novelists of radical upheaval, a perfect fit for our unstable, unforgiving age." "--The New York Times Book Review
""The most seductive and enthralling of Crace's novels." "--New Statesman"
"["Harvest"] is intellectually and morally engaging while also being exciting to read ... Mr. Crace's imagery brilliantly suggests the loamy, lyric glories of rustic English language and life ... [he] devotes his considerable talents to telling an affecting tale of a bound world and its simple people as they head toward a tragic and inexorable breakdown."
"--Wall Street Journal
"Surreptitiously thought-provoking ... "Harvest" attains a haunting and almost subversive quality." "--Boston Globe
""Ravishingly rich in evocations of country life ... Crace's prose is so sensual you can't help but believe it describes an actual material place. But this village is like the forests of the Brothers Grimm, a setting meant to be both familiar and strange. If you think Crace is only talking about the shift from the medieval to the modern world, you'd be very, very wrong." "--Salon
"In language beautiful and painstakingly precise, Jim Crace circumscribes the story as neatly as a fairy tale ... Entirelshow more