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ISBN-10: 0143037927

ISBN-13: 9780143037927

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nadine Gordimer, Nadine Gordimer

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Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer follows the inner lives of characters confronted by unforeseen circumstances. Paul Bannerman, an ecologist in South Africa, believes he understands the trajectory of his life, with the usual markers of vocation and marriage. But when hes diagnosed with thyroid cancer and, after surgery, prescribed treatment that will leave him radioactiveand for a period a danger to othershe begins to question, as Auden wrote, what Authority gives / existence its surprise. As Paul recuperates in the garden of his childhood home, he enters an unthinkable existence and another kind of illuminationa process that will irrevocably change not only his life but the lives of his wife and parents. BACKCOVER: More profound, more searching, more accomplished than what she was writing earlier in her long and distinguished career. Los Angeles Times Nadine Gordimers work is endowed with an emotional genius so palpable one experiences it like a finger pressing steadily upon the prose. The Village Voice A timely novel and a provocative one: a novel to enjoy and ponder, as its characters all do, the dizzying complications inherent in human choice. The Washington Times I will always be grateful for the presence in the world of Nadine Gordimer, who has delivered in literature a South Africa most of us could not have known without her. Gail Caldwell, The Boston Globe
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Nadine Gordimer was born in Gauteng, South Africa on November 20, 1923. She attended the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa for one year. She is a novelist and short-story writer whose major theme is exile and alienation. Her first short story collection, The Soft Voice of the Serpent, was published in 1952 and her first novel, The Lying Days, was published in 1953. Her other short story collections include Jump, Why Haven't You Written: Selected Stories 1950-1972, and Loot. Her other novels include A World of Strangers, A Guest of Honour, Burger's Daughter, July's People, A Sport of Nature, My Son's Story, None to Accompany Me, The Pickup, and Get a Life. She has received numerous awards including the Booker Prize for The Conservationist in 1974, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991, and the French Legion of Honour in 2007. She died on July 13, 2014 at the age of 90.