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The promise

Galgut, Damon 1963- (author.).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (269 pages)
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Ma -- Pa -- Astrid -- Anton -- Acknowledgments.
Summary, etc.: "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"--Provided by publisher
Awards Note:
Man Booker Prize winner, 2021.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (Ebook Central, viewed September 8, 2021).
Subject: Families Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Interpersonal relations Fiction
Funeral rites and ceremonies Fiction
South Africa Fiction
Familles Romans, nouvelles, etc
Frères et sœurs Romans, nouvelles, etc
Funérailles Rites et cérémonies Romans, nouvelles, etc
South Africa
Genre: Romans épiques.
Epic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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