The Gift of Stones by Jim Crace

The Gift of Stones Author: Jim Crace
eBook Title: The Gift of Stones
ISBN10: 0436112825
ISBN13: 978-0436112829
Language: English
Publisher: Secker & Warburg; First edition (1988)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size ePub vers.: 1765 kb
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Set before the advent of the Bronze Age, The Gift of Stones centers around a community of stoneworkers who live in a village near the sea. Wealthy and complacent, they survive by the trade of their unrivaled skills, secure in the supremacy of their craftsmenship. A small boy, outcast by misfortune, ventures from the confines of the enclave to explore the unknown. He returns with enchanting tales of ships and the seashore, of new vistas and horizons, that beguile and disturb the villagers. In spite of his words and intuitive wisodm, the stoneworkers remain oblivious to the winds of change beginning to blow in the outside world. Until, that is, the storyteller brings back to the village a strange and angry woman whose presence foretells the coming of metal, the end of stone, and the demise of their way of life.