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The Resource The promise, Damon Galgut

The promise, Damon Galgut

Label
The promise
Title
The promise
Statement of responsibility
Damon Galgut
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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..."
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Man Booker Prize, 2021.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10954558
Cataloging source
YDX
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1963-
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Galgut, Damon
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9369.3.G28
LC item number
P76 2021
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
The promise, Damon Galgut
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ma -- Pa -- Astrid -- Anton -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781609456580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1196838941
  • (OCoLC)1196838941
Label
The promise, Damon Galgut
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ma -- Pa -- Astrid -- Anton -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781609456580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1196838941
  • (OCoLC)1196838941

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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