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Jack: A Novel

by Robinson, Marilynne (Author)

ISBN: 9780374279301

Marilynne Robinson's mythical world of Gilead, Iowa-the setting of her novels Gilead, Home, and Lila, and now Jack-and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonders of a sacred world. Jack is Robinson's fourth novel in this now-classic series. In it, Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gilead's Presbyterian minister, and his romance with Della Miles, a high school teacher who is also the son of a preacher. Their deeply felt, tormented, star-crossed interracial romance resonates with all the paradoxes of American life, then and now.

Robinson's Gilead novels, which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, are a vital contribution to contemporary American literature and a revelation of our national character and humanity. Random House Green Omni, Fall 2020

Month*: 4

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September 2020

Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.4 W × 0 H

* Subject to availability