*SIGNED* Jack

*SIGNED* Jack

Exclusive to Blackwell’s: Every customer who pre-orders Jack by Marilynne Robinson will receive a copy of a twenty-page Reader’s Guide to Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead quartet written by her long-time editor, Lennie Goodings.

Hardback (29 Sep 2020) | English

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Synopsis

'Grace and intelligence ...[her work] defines universal truths about what it means to be human' Barack Obama

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.

About the Publisher

Virago

Virago

Little, Brown is the literary hardback imprint that feeds into our Abacus paperback list. We publish across a wide range of areas, including fiction, history, memoir, science and travel, but within this diverse list the vast majority of books have in common a strong narrative and a distinctive voice.

Book information

ISBN: 2100000262342
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: Exclusive to Blackwell’s: Every customer who pre-orders Jack by Marilynne Robinson will receive a copy of a twenty-page Reader’s Guide to Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead quartet written by her long-time editor, Lennie Goodings.
Language: English
Sales rank: 116
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 200g
Height: 222mm
Width: 138mm