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January Bookclub - THE PROMISE by Damon Galgut

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10 Ballarat Street

Yarraville, VIC 3013

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For our January Book Club we will be reading THE PROMISE by Damon Galgut.

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PLEASE NOTE: January Book Club will take place on THURSDAY January 27th due to the public holiday on Wednesday.

WINNER OF THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE AND A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE

A modern family saga that could only have come from South Africa, written in gorgeous prose by twice 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 potential; 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, sure to please current fans and attract many new ones.

“Simply: you must read it.”—Claire Messud, Harper’s Magazine

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