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The Promise Damon Galgut

The Promise By Damon Galgut

The Promise by Damon Galgut


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The Promise Summary

The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 by Damon Galgut

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'A tour de force... A spectacular demonstration of how the novel can make us see and think afresh' Booker Judges, 2021


'A masterpiece - a moving, brilliantly told family epic' Elizabeth Day
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Discover the powerful prizewinning story of a family in crisis.


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 their treatment of the Black woman who has worked for them her whole life. Salome was to be given her own house, her own land...yet somehow, that vow is carefully ignored.

As each decade passes, and the family assemble again, one question hovers over them. Can you ever escape the repercussions of a broken promise?
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'Astonishing' Colm Toibin

'Bursting with life' The Times

'Utterly compelling' Patrick Gale

'Gorgeous and pleasurable' Tessa Hadley


'Stunning' Observer

** A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, i AND NEW STATESMAN **

The Promise Reviews

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 *

About Damon Galgut

DAMON GALGUT is the author of nine novels. He won the Booker Prize 2021 for The Promise, having been shortlisted for the prize twice before (The Good Doctor and In A Strange Room). He lives and works in Cape Town.

Additional information

GOR012100462
9781529113877
1529113873
The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 by Damon Galgut
Used - Like New
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2022-03-03
320
Long-listed for Booker Prize 2021 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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