In a Strange Room (Paperback)
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In a Strange Room (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages
Published: 07/05/2015
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Following a young man on three journeys drifting through Greece, India and Africa, this spectacular novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Promise is a haunting, evocative study of loneliness and searching for a place to belong.

Shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize

A young man takes three journeys, through Greece, India and Africa. He travels with little purpose, letting the chance encounters of the road dictate his path. But although he knows that he is drifting, he is unable to settle. It is as if, without these encounters, the person he is cannot exist. And yet each journey ends in disaster.

A novel of longing and thwarted desire, rage and compassion, In a Strange Room is an extraordinary evocation of one man's search for love, and a place to call home.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781782396291
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

Beautiful. Strikingly conceived and hauntingly written. - Jan Morris, Guardian

Superb... With this new book Galgut has struck out in a new direction and taken his writing to a whole other level. It is a quite astonishing work - William Skidelsky, Observer

Acute, beautiful, unsettling. I have rarely felt so moved whilst reading. - Sarah Hall, The Times

Galgut, ever the wanderer, always the seeker, is here at his most deliberate; as intent on finding meaning as on asking questions. - Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

A powerful three-part meditation on the relationship between travel, love and an off-kilter self. - Financial Times

Haunting... Devastating... This is a wise and brilliant book. - TLS

One of the most beautiful and unsettling books I've ever read. I can't remember a more troubling and intense study of rootlessness and loneliness; Galgut is a writer of great, almost frightening, depth. - Tash Aw

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“3 Strange Journeys”

3 Short stories linked by a common traveller, Damon. Unfortunately I had little empathy with Damon, finding some of the people in his journeys more interesting. The book is narrated in an interesting manner, in the... More

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“Goosebumps!!”

A beautiful and moving depiction of regret, yearning and escapism. The three short stories are connected by a thread of wisdom from the author, and will leave any reader haunted by thought for days to follow. This is... More

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“Great book”

"In a Strange Room" is a book that lingers in the mind long after the final page has been turned, inviting readers to ponder the mysteries of human connection and the search for meaning in a strange and... More

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