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The promise / Damon Galgut.
The promise / Damon Galgut.
Av: Galgut, Damon 1963- (Författare/medförfattare)
Utgivningsår: 2021
Språk: Engelska
Medietyp: Bok
Genre: Romaner
Kategori: Skönlitteratur
Förlag: Chatto & Windus
ISBN: 9781784744069 9781784744076
Omfång: 293 sidor 23 cm
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Inne: 2
Totalt antal lån: 14
Antal lån i år: 0
Antal reservationer: 0
Innehållsbeskrivning
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. In this story of a diminished family, sharp and tender emotional truths hit home.

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It might be a good novel for someone who's not like me; I might have read it through if it was "normally" written. But the author changes perspective from every person in the book, in a speed that I don't know who is thinking/saying it. Also you have to follow what some people when they are dreaming at night and also (spoiler alert!) the ghost of someone resently died alson thinks... And so on... (1st time reading theis author, and probably the last) Only gave it 4 stars because of this, thinking of giving it 3...
2022-08-12
Erika R

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