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  • Published: 30 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529198164
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $22.99

Small Circle of Beings

From the Booker prize-winning author of The Promise



The extraordinary first collection of stories from the 2021 Booker Prize winner

The first collection of extraordinary stories from one of the greatest writers of our time.

With astonishing clarity, Booker Prize winner Galgut explores both the intimacies and violence of family life against the complex landscape of 1980s South Africa.

From a mother who experiences a devastating unmooring after her child falls gravely ill, to a son retracing his late father's brief yet passionate affair, the stories ripple out from one another, tenderly exposing those bonds we cannot escape.

PRAISE FOR DAMON GALGUT:

'Galgut seems to deliver effortlessly...there's nothing he can't do' Times
'Damon Galgut is very nearly without peer...an essential writer' Garth Greenwell

'Terrifically agile and consistently interesting...certainly up there with Nadine Gordimer and JM Coetzee' Guardian

  • Published: 30 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529198164
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Damon Galgut

DAMON GALGUT is the author of nine novels. He won the Booker Prize 2021 for The Promise, having been shortlisted for the prize twice before (The Good Doctor and In A Strange Room). He lives and works in Cape Town

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Praise for Small Circle of Beings

Remarkable...astonishingly mature, subtle and understated

Sunday Express

One of the world's greatest writers

Edmund White

Galgut explores grief, despair and love in a way that feels ageless

Literary Review

In Mr. Galgut's fiction South Africa materialises, vast, astonishing, resonant. And on this vastness, he stages intimate dramas that have the force of ancient myth

Wall Street Journal

Galgut addresses conflict and reparation - both political and personal - with extraordinary skill, truthfulness and sensitivity

Sarah Hall

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