English Summary/英文概要： When Adam moves into an abandoned house on the dusty edge of town, he is hoping to recover from the loss of his job and his home in the city. But when he meets Canning – a shadowy figure from his childhooh – and Canning’s enigmatic and beautiful wife, a sinister new chapter in his life begins. Canning has inherited a vast fortune and built for himself a giant folly in the veld, a magical place of fantasy and dreams that seduces Adam and transforms him absolutely, violently – and perhaps forever.
Damon Galgut’s magnificent new novel evokes a hot and cruel and claustrophobic world, in which sex and death are never far from the surface. It is his most powerful and unforgettable novel yet.
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 当亚当搬进城市边缘满是灰尘的一座废弃房屋时，他希望自己可以从失去家庭和工作的阴影中恢复过来。但是当他遇见凯宁------一个来自他童年的阴暗角色------还有凯宁那谜一般的美丽妻子，一个邪恶的新篇章在他的生活里拉开了序幕。凯宁得到一大笔遗产，并为自己在草原建立了一个巨大的荒唐场景，一个充满了幻想与梦的魔幻境界诱惑着亚当，并彻底而又极端的改变了他------这也或许是一个永久性的改变。达蒙•古特的最新小说，创造了一个水深火热的幽闭恐惧症世界，充满力量，令人难以忘怀。（zh）
Awards/获奖情况： Damon Galgut’s The Impostor has been shortlisted for the BEST BOOK in the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the Africa region.
The regional winners for Africa (BEST BOOK and BEST FIRST BOOK) will be announced on the 11th of March and the overall Commonwealth winners for these two categories will be announced on the 16th of May.
If you wish to see the complete list of shortlisted books, per various Commonwealth region, please click here …