In a Strange Room
A young man makes three journeys that take him through Greece, India and Africa. He travels lightly, simply. To those who travel with him and those whom he meets on the way - including a handsome, enigmatic stranger, a group of careless backpackers and a woman on the edge - he is the Follower, the Lover and the Guardian. Yet, despite the man's best intentions, each journey ends in disaster. Together, these three journeys will change his whole life. A novel of longing and thwarted desire, rage and compassion, In a Strange Room is the hauntingly beautiful evocation of one man's search for love, and a place to call home.
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- Paperback | 180 pages
- 30 Mar 2010
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
"Extraordinarily readable. . . . A very beautiful book for one thing, strikingly conceived and hauntingly written, a writer's novel par excellence. . . ." "-- The Guardian""A powerful three-part meditation on the relationship between travel, love and an off-kilter self." "-- Financial Times""It is the honesty that consolidates this thoughtful, intelligent, cohesively human book. Galgut, ever the wanderer, always the seeker, is here at his most deliberate, as intent on finding meaning as on asking questions." "-- Irish Times""Galgut has the talent to grow into one of South Africa's great literary voices."-- "The Economist""Galgut is a worthy heir to Gordimer and Coetzee."-- "The Observer""Like Ian McEwan, [Galgut] is a master of menace."-- "Vancouver Sun""A master of psychological tension."-- "Globe and Mail"