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Promise, The


Promise, The

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SKU: 9781529113877 Category: Product ID: 388038


Title: Promise, The
Publication date: 12/04/2022
Imprint: VINTAGE
Price: $23.00
Publishing status: Active

Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize A masterpiece of a family in crisis from twice Booker-shortlisted author Damon Galgut ‘Astonishing’ Colm T ibin ‘A literary masterpiece’ Sarah Hall The Promise charts the crash and burn of a white South African family, living on a farm outside 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

Review: A remarkable tale of four generations of one South African family and of the country itself… No wonder it won the Booker * Observer, Books of the Year *
Vivid and suggestive, moving and often very funny * Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year *
Brilliant… Rarely have I had such a strong sense, while reading a novel, that I myself was there, in the room with the characters * Financial Times *
A dazzling feat of kaleidoscopic storytelling * The Times, Books of the Year *
Layered, clever…with a gripping story * Claire Fuller, Daily Mail, Books of the Year *

Prizes: Long-listed for Booker Prize 2021 (UK).

Author Biography: DAMON GALGUT is the author of nine novels. He won the Booker Prize 2021 for The Promise, havin

Series: Winner of the Booker Prize 2021
ISBN: 9781529113877
Pages: 288