Ultimate safe space

Jim Crace’s epigraphs are notoriously unreliable. His debut novel, Continent (1986), cites “The Histories of Pycletius”, a work no classicist ever consulted; his last novel, The Melody (2018), (mis)directs us to an imaginary town guide. In between his paratexts have laid many traps for unwary readers. His new novel, edenquotes chapter and verse (7: 12) … Read more