Jack (Hardback)
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Jack (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 29/09/2020
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Waterstones Says

Exploring themes of love, racism and religion in post-war small-town America, Jack is another dazzling examination of faith and pastoralism set in the richly imagined community of Gilead.

'Grace and intelligence . . . [her work] defines universal truths about what it means to be human' BARACK OBAMA

'Radiant and visionary' SARAH PERRY, GUARDIAN

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A BARACK OBAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020

AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK

Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the American National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with Jack, the final in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction.


Jack tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the loved and grieved-over prodigal son of a Presbyterian minister in Gilead, Iowa, a drunkard and a ne'er-do-well. In segregated St. Louis sometime after World War II, Jack falls in love with Della Miles, an African-American high school teacher, also a preacher's child, with a discriminating mind, a generous spirit and an independent will. Their fraught, beautiful story is one of Robinson's greatest achievements.

'Jack is the fourth in Robinson's luminous, profound Gilead series and perhaps the best yet' OBSERVER

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349011813
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 457 g
Dimensions: 220 x 142 x 34 mm

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“Exquisite storytelling...”

Marilynne Robinson brings us back to Gilead again telling us Jack’s life before he returned to “Home”. It is a wonderfully written novel about two lonely souls finding one an other and falling in love each other... More

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“Too smart by half”

Marilynne Robinson's writing is excruciatingly detailed as she painstakingly atomises every minute detail of thought and feeling but in this love story of Jack and Della set against the social and political... More

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“Banned love in segregated America.”

Down on his luck Jack (a white guy) falls for beautiful, black Della in St Louis at a time when such a union was illegal and dangerous. Jack's love is touching, as he finds work playing the piano so that he can... More

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