Signals of Distress

Signals of Distress

by Jim Crace
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Signals of Distress by Jim Crace

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780880014861
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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.

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Signals of Distress 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really, really liked The Harvest by this author so much so that I have read it twice and probably will re-read it again at some future date. That is why I bought this book. It was so bad (IMO, remember this is very subjective) I stopped reading it page for page and skipped into sections, read a bit and got the gist of it, moved on until I read the ending. I admit to a boredom I haven't had with books for a very long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago