‘An ecological fable for modern times’: Listen to an excerpt from The Melody by Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author Jim Crace
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Pan Macmillan has shared an excerpt from The Melody by Jim Crace, the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Harvest.
‘The Melody takes its place among his finest [novels] … an ecological fable for modern times’ – Guardian
‘Seductively atmospheric … deeply moving’ – Daily Mail
‘Brilliant’ – Observer
About the book
Alfred Busi, famed and beloved in his town for his music and songs, is now in his sixties, 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 …
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Listen to an excerpt: