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The promise

By: Galgut, Damon

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1529113873 / 9781529113877
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United Kingdom
20 cm 293 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2021.

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021One family. One promise. One chance to tell a new story. **AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME**'A moving, brilliantly told family epic' Elizabeth Day'Superb' Paula Hawkins'Gripping' Daily MailTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER____________________________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?____________________________'A tour de force...

A spectacular demonstration of how the novel can make us see and think afresh' Booker Judges, 2021'So powerful' Clare Chambers'Astonishing' Colm Toibin'Bursting with life' The Times'Utterly compelling' Patrick GaleShortlisted for the 2022 Rathbones Folio Prize** A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, i AND NEW STATESMAN **


1HFMS Republic of South Africa, 3JJ 20th century, 3JM 21st century, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FV Historical fiction

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