WAN (Paperback)

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A Miramichi Reader Best Fiction of 2022

"Wan is a masterpiece. This beautiful, painterly, sublime, and sonically exquisite novel by Dawn Promislow is a work of utter genius." - Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, author of All the Broken Things

Narrated in a completely distinctive and mesmerizing voice, Wan is the story of Jacqueline, a privileged artist in 1970s South Africa. After an anti-apartheid activist comes to hide in her garden house, Jacqueline's carefully constructed life begins to unravel.

Written in gorgeous and spare prose, this exquisite debut novel grapples with questions of complicity and guilt, of privilege, and of the immeasurable value of art and of life.

About the Author

Dawn Promislow was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has lived in Toronto since 1987. Her collection Jewels and Other Stories was published by Mawenzi House in 2010. Wan is her first novel.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781988298993
ISBN-10: 1988298997
Publisher: FreeHand Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English