The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
Paperback – 17 June 2021
by Damon Galgut
- Publisher : Chatto & Windus (17 June 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback – 17 June 2021 : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : ?1784744077
- ISBN-13 : 978-1784744076
- Weight : 300 g
- Dimensions : 13.5 x 2.3 x 21.5 cm
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Author(s): Publisher: Chatto Windus
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.