Front Cover Friday – 22

In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut

Doesn’t the cover have this mysterious look to it that’s just so charming? I loved it!

Here are the other versions I found -

Although I like the first one the best, each of these covers have an alluring factor to them – if it’s the lantern and the glow of light at dusk that makes the first cover attractive, it’s the closing in clouds and the summit that makes the second one beautiful; if it’s a eerie feeling that the fan on the third cover evokes, then it’s the warmth of a sunny day that the fourth cover brings out. All in all, every cover is so creatively done, I think.

Here’s the story synopsis from Shelfari -

A young man takes three journeys, through Greece, India and Africa. He travels lightly, simply. To those who travel with him and those whom he meets on the way – including a handsome, enigmatic stranger, a group of careless backpackers and a woman on the edge – he is the Follower, the Lover and the Guardian. Yet, despite the man’s best intentions, each journey ends in disaster. Together, these three journeys will change his whole life. A novel of longing and thwarted desire, rage and compassion, “In a Strange Room” is the hauntingly beautiful evocation of one man’s search for love, and a place to call home.

What do you think? Of the story? Of the covers? Which cover do you like best? Do share.