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    JACK
    Currently in stock: 21
    ISBN: 9780349011806
    Title: JACK
    Author: ROBINSON MARILYNNE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Grace and intelligence ...[her work] defines universal truths about what it means to be human' - President Obama

    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 beloved 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.

    Imprint: VIRAGO
    RRP: $29.99
    • Price: $29.99
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