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The promise / Damon Galgut.


"A modern saga that could only have come from South Africa, written in gorgeous prose by the 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 promises; 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 - an atmosphere 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."--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781609456580
  • ISBN: 1609456580
  • Physical Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, [2021]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Ma -- Pa -- Astrid -- Anton -- Acknowledgments.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Funeral rites and ceremonies > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters.
Funeral rites and ceremonies.
Interpersonal relations.
South Africa > Fiction.
South Africa.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Epic fiction.
Epic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Epic fiction.

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