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    DescriptionNovember, 1836. A fierce gale beaches an American sail ship off the English coast, injuring an African slave below decks and eventually disgorging 300 head of cattle and rowdy American sailors into a hardscrabble fishing village. The same storm drives into port a steamer, bearing one Aymer Smith, the foolish well-intentioned prig who will deprive the town of its livelihood, free the African slave, and set into motion a whole series of unforeseeable, tragicomic events. One of the most seductive and surprising novelist at work today, once again creates a richly strange and believable world, uncannily familiar to our own.


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    Title
    Signals of Distress
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jim Crace
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312424428
    ISBN 10: 0312424426
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Approval Code: P25101836
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC014000
    LC classification: PR6053.R228 S54 2005
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    30 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jim Crace is the author of seven other novels, including "Being Dead," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, and, most recently, "Genesis." He lives in Birmingham, England.
    Review quote
    ""Signals of Distress" is an engrossing book...Crace is a genius at making round and really human characters, and his characters make his novel superb."--"Newsday" "One of the brightest lights in contemporary British fiction. With beguiling narrative ease and prose lyric enough to invest the most ordinary events with mystery, Mr. Crace...lays bare the commonplace events-always unrecorded-that crystallize later as 'history.'"-- Charles Johnson, "The New York Times Book Review" "Crace weaves a progressive magic into this mythic plot with masterful detail, luminous prose and haunting characterization."--"The Boston Globe"
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    ""Signals of Distress" is an engrossing book...Crace is a genius at making round and really human characters, and his characters make his novel superb."--"Newsday" November, 1836. A fierce gale beaches an American sail ship off the English coast, injuring an African slave below decks and eventually disgorging 300 head of cattle and rowdy American sailors into a hardscrabble fishing village. The same storm drives into port a steamer, bearing one Aymer Smith, the foolish well-intentioned prig who will deprive the town of its livelihood, free the African slave, and set into motion a whole series of unforeseeable, tragicomic events. One of the most seductive and surprising novelist at work today, once again creates a richly strange and believable world, uncannily familiar to our own. "One of the brightest lights in contemporary British fiction. With beguiling narrative ease and prose lyric enough to invest the most ordinary events with mystery, Mr. Crace...lays bare the commonplace events-always unrecorded-that crystallize later as 'history.'"-- Charles Johnson, "The New York Times Book Review" "Crace weaves a progressive magic into this mythic plot with masterful detail, luminous prose and haunting characterization."--"The Boston Globe" JIM CRACE is the author of seven other novels, including "Being Dead," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, and, most recently, "Genesis." He lives in Birmingham, England.