In a Strange Room

ISBN-10: 1609450116
ISBN-13: 9781609450113
Edition: 2010
Authors: Damon Galgut
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Description: A finalist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize In this newest novel from South African writer Damon Galgut, a young loner travels across eastern Africa, Europe, and India. Unsure what he's after, and reluctant to return home, he follows the paths of  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Europa Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

A finalist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize In this newest novel from South African writer Damon Galgut, a young loner travels across eastern Africa, Europe, and India. Unsure what he's after, and reluctant to return home, he follows the paths of travelers he meets along the way. Treated as a lover, a follower, a guardian, each new encounter-with an enigmatic stranger, a group of careless backpackers, a woman on the verge-leads him closer to confronting his own identity. Traversing the quiet of wilderness and the frenzy of border crossings, every new direction is tinged with surmounting mourning, as he is propelled toward a tragic conclusion. In a Strange Roomis a brilliant, stylish novel of anger and compassion, longing and thwarted desire, and a hauntingly beautiful evocation of life on the road. First published in The Paris Reviewin three parts, one of which was selected for a National Magazine Award, and another for the O. Henry Prize, In a Strange Roomwas shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

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