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 Cageis a profound and unsettling novel about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we're able to justify brutality.
Lloyd Joneshas 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 Worldand A History of Silence. Lloyd lives in Wellington.
'It is a thought-provoking and affecting book for readers of literary fiction where the morally questionable appears very ordinary.' Books+Publishing, FOUR STARS
'As compelling as a fairytale--beautiful, shocking and profound.' Helen Garner on Mr Pip
'Lloyd Jones has plotted a fine and moving story with enormous compassion, emotional depth and tender insight into humanity.' Sunday Telegraph on Hand Me Down World
Publication Date: 29-Jan-2018
Publisher: Text Publishing Company