In a Strange Room

Product Number: EB00384404
Released: Jun 05, 2014
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ISBN: #9781609450199
Publisher: Europa Editions
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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 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 Room is 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 Review in three parts, one of which was selected for a National Magazine Award and another for the O. Henry Prize, In a Strange Room was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

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Author(s): Damon Galgut
Awards:2010-Fiction-Shortlist-Man Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2010

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CD
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Author(s): Damon Galgut
Narrator(s): Damon Galgut
Product Number C6162
Released: Apr 08, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461800927
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Damon Galgut
Narrator(s): Damon Galgut
Product Number MP303
Released: Jun 27, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461815969

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