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Jack : An Oprah’s Book Club Pick

Robinson, Marilynne
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group (Virago Press Ltd)
Published: April 15, 2021
ISBN: 9780349011790
320 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£8.99

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.

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