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The Cage

Two mysterious strangers appear at a hotel in a small country town.
Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing?
The townspeople want answers, but the strangers are unable to speak of their trauma. And before long, wary hospitality shifts to suspicion and fear, and the care of the men slides into appalling cruelty.
Lloyd Jones’s fable-like novel The Cage is a profound and unsettling novel about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we’re able to justify brutality.


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Lloyd Jones
About the Author

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.

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29 January 2018
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New Zealand fiction, social allegories, social critique, cultural commentary
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Praise for Lloyd Jones
andThe Cage

‘A dark fable of imprisonment.’

`As compelling as a fairytale—beautiful, shocking and profound.‘

‘Lloyd Jones has plotted a fine and moving story with enormous compassion, emotional depth and tender insight into humanity.’

‘It is a thought-provoking and affecting book for readers of literary fiction where the morally questionable appears very ordinary.’

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  • The Cage
    ISBN: 9781925626278
    29 January 2018
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