Damon Galgut’s haunting evocation of one man’s search for love and a place to call home - a novel of longing and thwarted desire, rage and compassion.

There is a moment when any real journey begins. 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 who 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 journeys will change his life.

The Man Booker Prize 2010
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Atlantic Books
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Damon Galgut

Damon Galgut

About the Author

Damon Galgut has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize and won in 2021 for his ninth book, The Promise. He is a South African playwright and novelist, who wrote his first novel aged 17.
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Other nominated books by Damon Galgut

The Promise
Prize winner
The Good Doctor