The Resource The Promise

The Promise

Label
The Promise
Title
The Promise
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A modern saga that could only have come from South Africa, written in gorgeous prose by 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 promises; 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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galgut, Damon
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
The Promise
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13966441?utm_source=MARC
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609456597
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13966441
Publisher number
MWT13966441
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT13966441
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Promise
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13966441?utm_source=MARC
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609456597
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13966441
Publisher number
MWT13966441
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT13966441
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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