The Shortlist Has Been announced!
Finally, the Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced. I say finally, because I live in the future, 10 hours ahead of the Man Booker Prize judging panel. I woke up early this morning eager to see which books made it to the shortlist, only to be reminded that I live in Australia – The most forward thinking and future living continent on earth. The short list is as follows…
In a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, The Testament of Mary tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief. For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son’s brutal death. To her he was a vulnerable figure, surrounded by men who could not be trusted, living in a time of turmoil and change. As her life and her suffering begin to acquire the resonance of myth, Mary struggles to break the silence surrounding what she knows to have happened. In her effort to tell the truth in all its gnarled complexity, she slowly emerges as a figure of immense moral stature as well as a woman from history rendered now as fully human.
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