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Damon Galgut

Autor(a) de The Promise

19+ Works 3,209 Membros 167 Críticas 6 Favorited

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Obras por Damon Galgut

The Promise (2021) 1,096 exemplares
The Good Doctor (2003) 674 exemplares
In a Strange Room (2010) 653 exemplares
Arctic Summer (2014) 277 exemplares
The Impostor (2008) 209 exemplares
The Quarry (2010) 163 exemplares
The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs (1991) 62 exemplares
Small Circle of Beings (1988) 46 exemplares
A Sinless Season (1982) 17 exemplares
Dans une chambre inconnue (2013) 2 exemplares
Vaat 2 exemplares
Obećanje (2022) 1 exemplar
4 Book collection (2022) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Four Letter Word: New Love Letters (2007) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Sex and Death: Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Galgut, Damon
Data de nascimento
1963
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Zuid-Afrika
Local de nascimento
Pretoria, South Africa
Locais de residência
Kaapstad, Zuid-Afrika
Educação
University of Cape Town
Ocupações
playwright
novelist
Prémios e menções honrosas
Booker Prize (2021)
Agente
Caroline Wood (Felicity Bryan Associates)

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His debut novel, A Sinless Season, was published when he was 17.

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The story of a family, as each dies, commitments made, disappointments etc. Didn't really grab me.
 
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SteveMcI | 58 outras críticas | May 25, 2024 |
Pleased that this family story of apartheid and beyond in South Africa won the Booker Prize this year. Absorbing tale with a surprising thread of humor running through it.
 
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featherbooks | 58 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |
The book is set in South Africa and begins in 1986 just as the drive to eliminate apartheid begins. It is the story of the Afrikaner Swart family and their farm located outside Pretoria over 4 decades and 4 deaths. Amor is 13 and the youngest of three children when her mother, Rachael Swart, dies of a long illness. She overhears a promise that her mother extracted from her father shortly before her mother dies: the house in which their long-time Black servant, Salome, lives should be deeded to her. Her mother and father, Manie, have had a 20-year stressful marriage. Rachael, née Cohn, was originally Jewish but gave up that religion when she married. At the end of her life, she decides to return to her Jewish heritage and be buried in the Jewish cemetery instead of in her husband's family plot. This causes much concern and angst among the family members on both sides. Amor has two older siblings, Astrid and Anton, 19, and away in the military at the time of his mother's death. He is given 7 days leave to return home but decides to desert instead. The book is divided into four chapters, one for each death, Ma, Pa, Astrid, and Anton. For each death, the situation and people are described, with Amor asking each time if the promise of the house for Salome will now be honored. Amor leaves home to travel and eventually become a nurse and is in contact with only her sister or brother, but returns for each of the deaths.… (mais)
 
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baughga | 58 outras críticas | Apr 27, 2024 |
A book arranged around 4 deaths and what this means for a promise made long ago. Its really well written and tightly plotted, and I thought resolved well. It's about a family, but also about South Africas progress over a few decades.
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AlisonSakai | 58 outras críticas | Apr 20, 2024 |

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Obras
19
Also by
4
Membros
3,209
Popularidade
#7,975
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
167
ISBN
184
Línguas
13
Marcado como favorito
6

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