by Jim Crace - £9.99 Pan Macmillan (Picador) (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780330445672 | ISBN 10: 0330445677
As late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a village comes under threat.
A trio of outsiders – two men and a dangerously magnetic woman – arrives on the woodland borders triggering a series of events that will see Walter Thirsk’s village unmade in just seven days: the harvest blackened by smoke and fear, cruel punishment meted out to the innocent, and allegations of witchcraft.
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