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Samantha Morton, Linus Roache, Ellie Bamber
Joseph and Celice Adkins first fell in love as zoology students on a field trip to Baritone Bay. Thirty years later, on a nostalgic trip back to the dunes where they first made love, they’re brutally murdered. With the crime scene undiscovered for days, we shift back and forth in time, travelling through their lives from their early romance, to the day their bodies are finally found caught in one final embrace.
Being Dead is a bittersweet look at loss, the way fate shapes our lives and a mesmerising vision of the power of love to endure. First published by legendary Penguin Books imprint Viking, Jim Crace’s Being Dead was named on the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.