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Hardback:The Promise:2021 Hardback The Promise
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Author: Galgut, Damon
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Media Hardback
Classification: F
Publisher: Chatto & Windus, 2021
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1784744069 9781784744069
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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.
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Galgut’s writing style has a beauty and rhythm that drew me in and compelled me to keep reading. A Booker Prize winning novel that’s truly deserving of the accolade. Brilliant!
26/02/22
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