The Pickup
by Nadine Gordimer


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A "New York Times" Notable Book
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Africa

"Ranks as one of Gordimer's best novels It transcends politics and aims at a meaning higher than human striving."---"The Philadelphia Inquirer"

When Julie Summers's car breaks down on a street in Cape Town, a young Arab mechanic comes to her aid.  Read more...


 
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More About The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer
 
 
 
Overview

A "New York Times" Notable Book
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Africa

"Ranks as one of Gordimer's best novels It transcends politics and aims at a meaning higher than human striving."---"The Philadelphia Inquirer"

When Julie Summers's car breaks down on a street in Cape Town, a young Arab mechanic comes to her aid. Their attraction to each other is immediate. Julia, the daughter of a powerful businessman, is trying to escape a privileged background she despises. Abdu, an educated but poor illegal immigrant, is desperate to evade deportation. The consequences of this chance meeting are unpredictable and intense, as each person's notions of the other are overturned. Set in the social mix of post-apartheid South Africa and an unnamed Arab country, Nadine Gordimer's "The Pickup" "is a masterpiece of creative empathy...a gripping tale of contemporary anguish and unexpected desire, and it also opens the Arab world to unusually nuanced perception" (Edward W. Said)."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250024046
  • ISBN-10: 1250024048
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 270
  • Dimensions: 8.21 x 5.57 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.54 pounds


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