The Promise by Damon Galgut

The Promise

Damon Galgut

fiction literary race reflective medium-paced

256 pages

Description

A modern saga that could only have come from South Africa, written in gorgeous prose by the Booker Prize-shortlisted author Damon Galgut. Haunted by an unmet promise, the Swart family loses touch after the death of their matriarch. Adrift, the liv...
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Moods

reflective 85%
emotional 60%
dark 50%
sad 50%
challenging 48%
tense 23%
funny 8%
hopeful 6%
mysterious 6%
adventurous 5%
informative 3%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 67%
slow 25%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 73% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 41% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | No: 40% | Yes: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 22%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.16