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‘The Promise’: Anguish and apartheid define Damon Galgut’s latest Booker-nominated novel

This review contains spoilers for Damon Galgut’s novel “The Promise.” Shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize three times, South African novelist Damon Galgut is a perennial favorite of the nomination committee. Galgut’s previous novels, “The Quarry” and “The Good Doctor,” are strikingly conceived and hauntingly written. Both are powerful tales of sorrow, struggle and religion […]