The Promise Damon Galgut Signed 1st print 1st edition Booker Prize Winner 2021
A signed 1st edition/1st printing of the acclaimed new novel from award-winning South African author and playwright Damon Galgut. Twice previously featured on the Booker Prize Shortlist (2003 for' The Good Doctor' and 2010 for' In A Strange Room'), this book made him a 3-time shortlisted author. A longstanding favourite for the 2021 Booker Prize, he was confirmed as the winner of the Booker Prize at a special ceremony on 3 November 2021. The Promise', published by Chatto & Windus in London on 17 June 2021, 1st UK edition, standard modern hardback, [viii] + 293 pages. Signed by the author to a special publisher bookplate, which is affixed to the title page. Directly signed 1st prints of this book are very rare (the author did not take part in book signings at the pre-Booker events). In fine unread condition, light storage wear at the foot of the spine, dustjacket in removable protective plastic sleeve. Discover the Booker Prize-shortlisted literary masterpiece of a family in crisis. 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. Confident, deft and quietly powerful, The Promise is literary fiction at its finest. Multiple items - Please review my other listings to see if there are any other items which are of interest to you. I will be regularly listing items for sale, please save me as one of your favourite sellers for the future, thanks. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "markr9884" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year Printed: 2021
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Fiction Subject: Modern Literature
- Binding: Hardback
- Weight: 0.45kg unpacked
- Author: Damon Galgut
- Language: English
- Publisher: Chatto & Windus
- Place of Publication: London
- Special Attributes: Signed, 1st Edition, Dust Jacket