By Jim Crace
Seriously acclaimed writer Jim Crace returns with a masterful and soft new novel that explores the improvisational strength of jazz and the complexities of affection and violence.
Leonard Lessing is a British jazz musician whose existence has turn into principally predictable and stagnant. whereas gazing the scoop one evening he acknowledges a guy who's preserving 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 take a seat silently, as he has such a lot of instances, or locate the braveness to visit the crime scene and most likely keep lives. A relocating and insightful novel, All That Follows proves once more that Jim Crace is one in all our so much proficient and dynamic storytellers.
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Colorful figures of speech are common. We “see red” when we’re mad and “feel blue” when we’re sad. But scientists estimate that perhaps one of every 2,000 people actually do taste, smell, feel, or hear color! Why do some people experience such an unusual sensory mix-up? They have a rare neurological condition. It’s called synesthesia. For them, two or more of their five senses—taste, smell, touch, hearing, and sight—are tangled together. ” But there are many more. Can you imagine what it would be like to see or touch a sound?
Even today, when ancient bridges are torn down, skeletons are sometimes found in the foundations. According to one legend, the stones of the real London Bridge were once spattered with the blood of little children! 45 THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST ROANOKE COLONY How could 117 people simply vanish off the face of the earth? This is the mystery that still surrounds Roanoke Colony, the first English settlement established in America. The year they disappeared was 1587. And the place was Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina.
He never saw them again. Because of unforeseen circumstances, White was unable to go back to Roanoke for three years. When he did return, he found that the colonists had vanished! The settlement was deserted. He did find two puzzling clues. ” And on a nearby tree, White found the letters “CRO” carved into the trunk. White hoped he would find the settlers on the island of Croatoan, which was south of Roanoke Island. This was the home of the Croatoan Indians. But before he could search for the settlers, a hurricane damaged his ships.
All That Follows by Jim Crace