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The Melody

by Jim Crace

Hardcover, 240 pages, Nan A. Talese, List Price: $26.95 |


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A grieving musician is attacked in his Mediterranean villa by an intruder that seems neither human nor animal and sets the townspeople abuzz with nearly-forgotten tales of an ancient race of people who legend says lived in the surrounding forest.