Jack

Jack

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 15/04/2021
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Synopsis

'[Her work] defines universal truths about what it means to be human' Barack Obama'Marilynne Robinson is one of the greatest writers of our time' Sunday Times 'Jack is the fourth in Robinson's luminous, profound Gilead series and perhaps the best yet' Observer 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.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349011790
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 252g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 26 mm

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Jack
Story only picked up in the last 50 pages or so
I really struggled with the writing style for most of the book & couldn’t follow who was talking/narrating The story of Jack & Della’s relationship did ... READ MORE
Kunjal Tanna