McClelland & Stewart

September 2020




Marilynne Robinson

Jack is the fourth and last of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead novels—one of the great works of contemporary literature. It is 1956 and in the small town of Gilead, Iowa, John Ames Boughton, the godson of John Ames, is the black sheep of his family. He’s a ne-er do well and the beloved prodigal son who falls in love with and marries Della, a beautiful and brilliant African-American teacher he meets in segregated St. Louis. Their fraught, beautiful romance is one of Robinson’s greatest achievements.