Book Review...Harvest- Jim Crace

Book Review...Harvest- Jim Crace

Harvest, tells the story, seen through the eyes of Walter Thirsk, of an olde worlde English village under threat from the arrival of three new comers, two men and an attractive woman. On the night of their arrival the local manor house is set on fire. Over the course of seven days, their harvest is blackened by smoke and fear which leads to the cruel punishment of the newcomers, stirring up suspicions of witchcraft and treachery. The once peaceful village is plunged into a dark infested ciaos and only Walter will be left to tell the tale.

"As I've said, we're not a hurtful people. We are, though, fearful, proud and dutiful. We do what must be done. But at this moment, so I'm told, the mood was murderous..."

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