In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut

In a Strange Room, Damon Galgut
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Atlantic Books (April 1, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1848873220
ISBN-13: 978-1848873223

Shortlisted for the 2010 Man-Booker Prize.
Synopsis: 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. [Product Description]
I found one listing on for an unsigned first edition: $71. Copies are listing on Amazon for $30 - $80 (without any indication as to whether it's a first edition or not). If you can find a first edition/first printing of this one, grab it.

Amazon readers give it 4 stars
Goodreads readers give it 3.60 out of 5

There is an excellent review of the book over on John Self's Asylum blog.

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