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The Quarry

Damon Galgut
Format
Book
Published
London : Atlantic, 2004.
Language
English
ISBN
1843542935 (hbk.)
Summary
This novella, originally published ten years ago in South Africa, is an almost allegorical story of a fugitive wandering an unnamed landscape who meets up with a minister, murders him, and assumes his identity. The stark prose reflects the bleak countryside and sense of hopelessness that pervades the book and the dusty village where the man now resides. A rock quarry outside the village serves as a metaphor for moral and spiritual emptiness. It's also a pun, as the man becomes the prey of the local policeman who at first suspects and then relentlessly pursues him.
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169 p. ; 22 cm.
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