By Jim Crace
Severely acclaimed writer Jim Crace returns with a masterful and soft new novel that explores the improvisational energy of jazz and the complexities of affection and violence.
Leonard Lessing is a British jazz musician whose existence has turn into mostly predictable and stagnant. whereas looking at the inside track one evening he acknowledges a guy who's protecting 4 hostages. the fellow is Maxie, a former acquaintance who he met eighteen years formerly in Austin, Texas. while he meets up with Maxie's daughter Lucy, Lennie needs to make a decision no matter if to sit down silently, as he has such a lot of instances, or locate the braveness to visit the crime scene and almost certainly keep lives. A relocating and insightful novel, All That Follows proves once more that Jim Crace is one in all our such a lot proficient and dynamic storytellers.
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And she could make a guess about the terrifying presence in the attic. It's Thomas Dixon up there, she thought. The ghost of a man who stole the stamps and then cheated his partners. The ghost of the man who was responsible for Russell Charles having been murdered. 9. " Chris sat at the end of the pier and read the riddle in a loud voice. She flipped to the back of her paperback for the answer. " She twisted around, hoping to catch sight of little Russell Charles, but the shore was deserted. " She paused.
But it was funny. " She could have told him it was worth making the world's worst pancakes if they made him laugh out loud. But she didn't say it. Bringing sunshine into another person's life was tricky enough without that person knowing what you were up to.
My wife's a nurse. " Chris cleared her throat. "That's nice," she said cautiously. "Nothing nice about it! She calls to tell me to do the 52 CHRISTINA'S GHOST grocery shopping. She calls to tell me to wash the windows. " He shook his head so hard the pencil poised behind one ear hurtled through the air. " "I'd like to see some... some old newspapers," Chris said. The request sounded silly, even to herself. " The man glared at the phone as if he was daring it to ring again. "About thirty years," Chris said.
All That Follows by Jim Crace