Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Promise

Inheritance. Damon Galgut won the 2021 Booker Prize for his novel titled, The Promise. This family saga set in South Africa focuses on a farm, a house and an inheritance, told over the course of time and four funerals. We watch the end of apartheid through the decline in the Swart family. We watch their suffering and loss from a rot at the core of their lives. We watch the progression of moral bankruptcy as they try to hold on to what cannot be. Galgut takes us beneath the surface in every scene to examine what’s really going on whether we want to see it or not. Fans of literary fiction are those readers most likely to enjoy this award-winning novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Promise from amazon.com.

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