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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson



ISBN: 9781844081486 Category: Tags: ,


In 1956 toward the end of Reverend John Ames’s life he begins a letter to his young son a kind of last testament to his remarkable forebears. ‘It is a book of such meditative calm such spiritual intensity that is seems miraculous that her silence was only for 23 years; such measure of wisdom is the fruit of a lifetime. Robinson’s prose aligned with the sublime simplicity of the language of the bible is nothing short of a benediction. You might not share its faith but it is difficult not to be awed moved and ultimately humbled by the spiritual effulgence that lights up the novel from within’ Neel Mukherjee The Times ‘Writing of this quality with an authority as unforced as the perfect pitch in music is rare and carries with it a sense almost of danger – that at any moment it might all go wrong. In Gilead however nothing goes wrong’ Jane Shilling Sunday Telegraph

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Weight 230 g
Dimensions 196 × 127 × 20 mm


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