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Classics & Contemporary Book Discussion (Virtual)

The Promise by Damon Galgut

2022-07-12 10:30:00 2022-07-12 11:30:00 America/Chicago Classics & Contemporary Book Discussion (Virtual) Join us to discuss The Promise by Damon Galgut. Wilmette Public Library

Tuesday, July 12
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2022-07-12 10:30:00 2022-07-12 11:30:00 America/Chicago Classics & Contemporary Book Discussion (Virtual) Join us to discuss The Promise by Damon Galgut. Wilmette Public Library

Wilmette Public Library

Zoom Adult/Teen

Join us to discuss The Promise by 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—one 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. Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize (Provided by the publisher).

Copies of the book are available here. The ebook is available through Digital Library of Illinois or the Libby app.

Registration will close two hours before the program begins and registrants will receive a link to join shortly thereafter.

Please email community@wilmettelibrary.info with any questions about how to access the program via Zoom.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Book Group |

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