Eden (Paperback)

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From the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Harvest and Quarantine, a gorgeous, unforgettable retelling of the myth of Eden.

The inhabitants of Eden are untouched by death. In the garden they care for their orchards and the land, and give thanks for their good fortune, because they know that beyond the garden walls is a world where disease and hunger rampage.

Eden is overseen by angels—their bodies covered in blue iridescent feathers, their beaks sharp and curved. It is a pleasant place where no one wants for a thing. But, as this story begins, something is wrong in Eden. Because years after Adam and Eve left the garden, another inhabitant has escaped…

Weaving together elements of the dystopian, but never letting go of the sense of the sacred that saturates western myths of a perfect world before the fall, Eden manages to be both a critique of those stories and a sad reprise of their now-lost themes.

In Crace’s wry, tender recreation, though, love does not bring the world crashing down. It is love that redeems it.

About the Author

JIM CRACE is the author of 15 books. Being Dead was shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Fiction Prize and won the US National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 2000. In 1997, Quarantine was named the Whitbread Novel of the Year and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Crace has also received the E. M. Forster Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. He lives in England.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780735247987
ISBN-10: 0735247986
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English