The Promise

by Damon Galgut

£16.99


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of The Promise for collection at Daunt Books Summertown. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.

Fiction

Hardback

9781784744069

Published by Granta

Published July 2021

Books > Fiction

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.

Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden | 9781838851224

Mrs Death Misses Death

Salena Godden

£8.99

The Bear & the Nightingale by Katherine Ardern | 9781785031052

The Bear & the Nightingale

Katherine Ardern

£9.99

The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk | 9781910695593

The Books of Jacob

Olga Tokarczuk

£20

The Fell by Sarah Moss | 9781529083224

The Fell

Sarah Moss

£14.99

Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah | 9781526615893

Afterlives

Abdulrazak Gurnah

£8.99

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan | 9780571368686

Small Things Like These

Claire Keegan

£10