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Being dead

Author: Jim Crace
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lying in the sand dunes of Baritone Bay are the bodies of a middle-aged couple. Celice and Joseph, in their mid-50s and married for more than 30 years, are returning to the seacoast where they met as students. Instead, they are battered to death by a thief with a chunk of granite. Their corpses lie undiscovered and rotting for a week, prey to sand crabs, flies, and gulls. . . From that moment forward, Being Dead  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crace, Jim.
Being dead.
London : Penguin Books, 2000
(OCoLC)989679836
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Crace
ISBN: 014029225X 9780140292251 0140239758 9780140239751 0670856983 9780670856985
OCLC Number: 51375958
Notes: Originally published: London : Viking, 1999.
Awards: Short-listed for Whitbread Prize (Novel) 1999
Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 1999
Description: 209 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Jim Crace.

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The author ponders the redemptive power of secular love in this novel. Their bodies had expired, but anyone looking at them could see that Joseph and Celice were still devoted, the couple seemed to  Read more...

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