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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 conserving 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 come to a decision even if to sit down silently, as he has such a lot of instances, or locate the braveness to visit the crime scene and almost certainly retailer lives. A relocating and insightful novel, All That Follows proves once more that Jim Crace is certainly one of our so much gifted and dynamic storytellers.

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Dorothy and Maggie both stood. Dorothy shook his hand. “And this is Maggie Summer. Professor Summer. ” Dr. Stevens acknowledged Maggie’s presence with a slight nod. “I’m afraid Ms. Anderson is very ill. ” “Oh, my heavens! What happened to her? ” Dorothy’s voice rose to an almost hysterical note. “She’s a single parent, Doctor. She has a little girl. ” “I assure you we’re doing everything that we can, Mrs. Whitcomb. She appears to have swallowed something she’s had a strong reaction to. We’ve pumped her stomach, and we’ve given her atropine.

Answered Oliver with a bit of a twinkle, looking around the mahogany bookcase–lined room that was almost as big as the basketball court in the new gymnasium he had bankrolled at the college. “Dorothy does like to act the grande dame. I’d be just as happy on a smaller stage. But, hell—‘if you’ve got it’—and all that. In any case, have fun. ” He nodded at her. ” Oliver headed across the room toward the college president, Max Hagfield, but was intercepted by a group of students Maggie didn’t recognize.

He was an early riser; she’d no doubt find a message from him in the morning. She hesitated. Should she write to him now? What would she say? A student had become ill; she’d gone with the student to the hospital. It was late; she was tired. She wished he were here. She could use a hug. Maybe he’d think she was too needy. Maybe tonight she was. Maggie turned off the computer and found her Currier & Ives portfolio and books and notes for tomorrow’s classes. She had to make up the first-floor guest room for Gussie and Jim.

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