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Jack: An Oprah's Book Club Pick

by Marilynne Robinson

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Published 15th April 2021, 320 pages
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‘[Her work] defines universal truths about what it means to be human’ Barack Obama

Marilynne Robinson is one of the greatest writers of our time’ Sunday Times

Jack is the fourth in Robinson’s luminous, profound Gilead series and perhaps the best yet’ Observer

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.

Details

Jack: An Oprah's Book Club Pick
by Marilynne Robinson

ISBN
9780349011790

Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
April 15, 2021

Dimensions
19.6cm x 12.4cm x 2.6cm

Page count
320 pages