Title: Promise, The
Author: GALGUT DAMON
Publication date: 01/06/2021
Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
Publishing status: Active
Masterful new fiction from twice Booker-shortlisted author Damon GalgutA taut and
menacing novel that charts the crash and burn of an Afrikaans family, the Swarts.
Punctuated by funerals that bring the ever-diminishing family together, each of the four
parts opens with a death and a new decade. The characterisations are razor sharp, the
dialogue dramatic, the action gripping. As we traverse the decades, Damon interweaves
the story of a disappointed nation from apartheid to Jacob Zuma.