The Promise

A Novel (Booker Prize Winner)

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Publisher Description

WINNER OF THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE

A modern family saga written in gorgeous prose by three-time Booker Prize-shortlisted author Damon Galgut.

Haunted by an unmet promise, the Swart family loses touch after the death of their matriarch. Adrift, the lives of the three siblings move separately through the uncharted waters of South Africa; Anton, the golden boy who bitterly resents his life’s unfulfilled potential; Astrid, whose beauty is her power; and the youngest, Amor, whose life is shaped by a nebulous feeling of guilt.

Reunited by four funerals over three decades, the dwindling family reflects the atmosphere of its country—one of resentment, renewal, and, ultimately, hope. The Promise is an epic drama that unfurls against the unrelenting march of national history, sure to please current fans and attract many new ones.

“Simply: you must read it.”—Claire Messud, Harper’s Magazine

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
April 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Europa Editions
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

sccbrookline ,

Stunning writing

Moving story, uniquely told.

juliusa ,

Well written , but so depressing

Well written, though hard to connect to the characters. And oh so depressing. Be ready for this one. Not sure it’s the time for it. Still all in all a good read.

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