The Book Club Discusses “The Promise: A Novel” by Damon Galgut

Join host David Hartmann and fellow Columbia alumni as the book club discusses The Promise: A Novel by Damon Galgut; a selection by book club member Margaret Yanney. 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. “Galgut’s alertness to complexity and contradiction, to the endlessly fertile swirl of human consciousness, has produced a layered, unpredictable feat of fiction. His themes of historical injustice and the legacy of colonial violence make The Promise a timely, urgent winner”. - Justine Jordan

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Time: 6:30PM Central, 7:30PM Eastern, 4:30PM Pacific

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Cost: Free

March 20, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Zoom Video Conference

Chicago, IL
United States

David Hartmann


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