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The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 (Paperback)

By Galgut, Damon

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    23 Jun 22

***LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE*** A masterpiece of a family in crisis from twice Booker-shortlisted author Damon Galgut 'Astonishing' Colm Toibin 'A literary masterpiece' Sarah Hall The Promise charts the crash and burn of a white South African family, living on a farm o...utside Pretoria. The Swarts are gathering for Ma's funeral. The younger generation, Anton and Amor, detest everything the family stand for -- not least the failed promise to the Black woman who has worked for them her whole life. After years of service, Salome was promised her own house, her own land... yet somehow, as each decade passes, that promise remains unfulfilled. The narrator's eye shifts and blinks: moving fluidly between characters, flying into their dreams; deliciously lethal in its observation. And as the country moves from old deep divisions to its new so-called fairer society, the lost promise of more than just one family hovers behind the novel's title. In this story of a diminished family, sharp and tender emotional truths hit home. Confident, deft and quietly powerful, The Promise is literary fiction at its finest. 'Gorgeous and pleasurable' Tessa Hadley 'The most important book of the last ten years' Edmund White 'Simply: you must read it' Claire Messud
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ISBN 9781529113877
Released NZ 23 Jun 2022
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529113877
Stock Release date is 23 June 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 23 Jun 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Galgut, Damon
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 200g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Cultural Heritage, FICTION / Historical / General, FICTION / Family Life / General, Historical Fiction, South Africa - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade