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  • Published: 29 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772330
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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As the townspeople watch the strangers to discover their identity, we learn far more about the watchers than the watched.

A powerful allegorical tale about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we can justify brutality.

Two mysterious strangers turn up 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. 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.

  • Published: 29 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772330
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
Categories:

About the author

Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones is one of New Zealand's best known contemporary writers. He has published essays and children's books, his distinctive works including the novels The Book of Fame, winner of numerous literary awards, Biografi, a New York Times Notable Book, Choo Woo, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance, Paint Your Wife, Hand Me Down World, The Cage and the phenomenally successful Mister Pip, winner of the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Montana Medal for Fiction and the Kiriyama Writers' Prize. Mister Pip was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007.

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Awards & recognition

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Shortlisted  •  2019  •  Acorn Fiction Prize

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The Cage - book club guide

Lloyd Jones’s fable-like novel The Cage is both profound and unsettling. We asked the multi-award winning Kiwi author to share the story's origins and create book club questions to help guide your discussion.

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