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This year’s Booker Prize winner is a vivid, moving story about a South African family, told through two generations. The three Swart siblings come together and push apart as they grapple with the deaths of their parents—and their mother’s dying wish: that a house on their property be given to the family’s Black housekeeper. Through his polyphonic novel, Damon Galgut explores the complex and twisted tensions at the heart of South Africa as apartheid ended.

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