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A major new vel about sex and the citizen by the award-winning author of Being DeadThe timid life of actor Felix Dern is uncorrupted by Hollywood, where his success has t yet been shackled with any intrusive fame. But in the theaters and the restaurants of his own city, Lix is celebrated and admired for his looks, for his voice, and for his unblemished private life. He has succeeded in courting popularity everywhere, this handsome hero of the left, this charming darling of the right, this ever-twisting weather vane. A perfect life? No, he is blighted. He has been blighted since his teens, for every woman he sleeps with bears his child. So w it is Mouetta's turn. Their baby's due in May. Lix wants to say he feels besieged. Ather child? To be so fertile is a curse...In Genesis, Jim Crace, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award and the Whitbread Novel of the Year, charts the sexual history of a loving, baffled man, the sexual emancipation of a city, and the sexual ambiguities of humankind.
Jim Crace is the author of seven previous novels, including Being Dead (FSG, 2000) which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, and, most recently, The Devil's Larder (FSG, 2001). He lives in Birmingham, England.