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April 2019 Fiction: Literary

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The Cage
By (author): Lloyd Jones
9781925603224 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary Apr 26, 2019
$23.95 CAD
Forthcoming 6 x 9.75 x 0.8 in 288 pages Text Publishing Company
Two mysterious, bedraggled strangers appear in a small country town. They are fleeing trauma of which they are unable, or perhaps unwilling, to speak. The townspeople want answers. Before long, wary hospitality shifts to suspicion and fear, and the care of the men slides into appalling cruelty. A profound and unsettling novel about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we’re able to justify brutality.

Lloyd Jones has written novels, short stories and a memoir. He won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novel Mister Pip. His other books include Hand Me Down World and A History of Silence. Lloyd lives in Wellington.

Praise for THE CAGE: "An eloquent microcosm of the existence endured by many of the world's 68.5 million displaced persons, refugees, and asylum seekers."—Kirkus [starred review] "A thought-provoking and affecting book for readers of literary fiction."—[4 Stars] Books + Publishing; "A dark fable of imprisonment."—Sydney Morning Herald; "Jones’s new and possibly best novel will hold you in its narrative grip from its first pages."—North & South; "An audacious and affecting riff on the tenuousness of understanding and the frailty of good intentions."—NZ Herald; "Brilliant."—NZ Listener; "With archetypal characters and a setting that is only roughly outlined, the story is contemporary yet feels out of time and place."—The Australian;

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