The White King: A Novel

The White King: A Novel

György Dragomán


An overseas sensation, this startling and heartbreaking debut introduces us to precocious eleven-year-old Djata, whose existence within the totalitarian kingdom he calls house is approximately to alter forever.

Djata doesn’t understand what to make of the 2 males who lead his father away in the future, nor does he comprehend why his mom bursts into tears while he brings her tulips on her marriage ceremony anniversary. He does be aware of that he needs to discover ways to fill his father’s footwear, although between his pals he's nonetheless a boy: scuffling with with local bullies, taking part in football on radioactive grass, having irrelevant crushes, sneaking into mystery screening rooms, and taking pictures at stray cats along with his gun-happy grandfather. however the random brutality of Djata’s international is tempered via the hilarious absurdity of the occasions he unearths himself in, by means of his enduring religion in his father’s go back, and by means of moments of unforeseen attractiveness, desire, and kindness.
established as a chain of interconnected tales propelled by way of the power of Dragomán’s riveting prose, the chapters of The White King jointly light up the thrill and humiliations of transforming into up, whereas portray a multifaceted and unforgettable portrait of existence in an oppressive kingdom and its human fee. And as within the works of Mark Haddon, David Mitchell, and Marjane Satrapi, Djata’s child’s-eye view lends energy and immediacy to his tale, making us snicker and discomfort in acceptance and reminding us all of our shared humanity.

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