Trouble has come to the garden. Its inhabitants live an eternal and unblemished life, tending to the bountiful fields, orchards and lakes, and serving their angelic masters. But now one of the gardeners has escaped, breaching the walls and making her way into the world beyond; a land of poverty, sickness and death - as well as liberty.
The angels know there are those who would go to the ends of the earth to find her. Perhaps another fall is coming . .
.Crace writes with great flair and inimitable imagination' - Financial Times
'Since announcing his retirement in 2013, Jim Crace has had more comebacks than Kanye West, something for which we should all be thankful' - Spectator
PUBLISHED JUNE 15th