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The best pieces are ‘Sins and Virtues’ and ‘On Heat’. The first is the story of an unworldly calligrapher who has the last word on an absurd community of art collectors; the second is a beautifully chap 1 27/7/06 22 8:16 am Page 22 Jim Crace constructed ‘lost tribe’ mystery about an ethnic group that enjoys a specific mating season. Although each piece stands on its own, the seven create a new world that is strangely familiar. (19) Certainly the book’s publication marked a further transition; within three weeks it was awarded three major prizes, the Whitbread First Novel of the Year Award, the David Higham Prize for Fiction, and the Guardian Fiction prize.
Such a sense of brooding isolation is familiar to Crace, saying of his schooldays, “I felt rebuffed by my education. E. I had to have elocution lessons. ”11 In schooldays, like so many other boys in such a hybrid cultural position, partly inspired by his auto-didactic father who served on the local authority’s library committee, Crace absorbed high-brow literary and musical culture. He combined these with his putative political radicalism, and developed a facility for narrative, often comic, deflective and whimsical, thus deflating aggression from his working-class peers.
He interfuses the mythic and modernity, a reconciliation where the objective remains suggestive, meaningful and allegorical. Contrary to Kermode’s impression of Crace’s style, which they note in their commentary, John Constable and Hideaki Aoyama in ‘Testing for Mathematical Lineation in Jim Crace’s Quarantine and T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets’ (2001) conclude that the lyrical quality of Crace’s fiction’s is not strictly poetic in form or cadence, but exists as a potentially rhythmic and poetic extension of the prose register.