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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…    
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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…