Being Dead: A Novel

By: Crace, Jim

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First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top page ridge very faintly foxed, a few page corners very lightly dog-eared. 2000 Hard Cover. 195 pp. A haunting new novel about love, death, and the afterlife, from the author of Quarantine. Baritone Bay, mid-afternoon. A couple, naked, married almost thirty years, are lying murdered in the dunes. Their bodies had expired, but anyone could tell--just look at them--that Joseph and Celice were still devoted. For while his hand was touching her, curved round her shin, the couple seemed to have achieved that peace the world denies, a period of grace, defying even murder. Anyone who found them there, so wickedly disfigured, would nevertheless be bound to see that something of their love had survived the death of cells. The corpses were surrendered to the weather and the earth, but they were still a man and wife, quietly resting; flesh on flesh; dead, but not departed yet.

Title: Being Dead: A Novel

Author: Crace, Jim

Categories: Contemporary, Signed, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2000

ISBN Number: 0374110131

ISBN Number 13: 9780374110130

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2274262

Keywords: JIM CRACE FICTION,