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

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.

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Also by Lloyd Jones

The Book of Fame (Penguin Award Winning Classics)
Paint Your Wife
Pacific Highways: Griffith Review 43
A History of Silence: A Memoir ( Aust Ed)
A History of Silence: A Memoir ( NZ Ed)
A History of Silence
Hand Me Down World
The Man in the Shed: Selected Stories
The Man in the Shed
Man in the Shed
Mister Pip
Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance
The Book of Fame


The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Girl on the Train
The Golden House
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Swing Time
The Mistress
Tiger Men
The Golden Age
Fifty Shades Darker
A Long Way from Home
Uncommon Type
The Trip of a Lifetime
The Light Between Oceans
Line of Fire
Ready Player One