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Get a Life by 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 he's diagnosed with thyroid cancer and, after surgery, prescribed treatment that will leave him radioactive-and for a period a danger to others-he 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 illumination-a 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 Gordimer's 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

ISBN: 9780143037927
ISBN-10: 0143037927
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 131mm x 17mm)
Pages: 187
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Sport of Nature by Nadine Gordimer Sport of Nature, Paperback (March 2013)

Hillela is a sport of nature: a spontaneous mutation, a new type of untainted person, she is seductive and intuitively gifted for life. This is the bold, sweeping story of her rise from obscurity to an unpredictable kind of political power.

Late Bourgeois World by Nadine Gordimer Late Bourgeois World, Paperback (March 2013)

Liz Van Den Sandt's ex-husband, Max, an ineffectual rebel, has drowned himself. In prison for an act of violence against the government, he had betrayed his colleagues. Now Liz has been asked to perform a service for the Black Nationalist movement, at considerable danger to herself. Can she take the risk?

No Time Like the Present by Nadine Gordimer No Time Like the Present, Paperback (March 2013)

A majestic novel about post-Independence South Africa by the Nobel laureate and Booker Prize winner

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Author Biography - Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer is the author of eleven previous novels, as well as collections of stories and essays. She has received many awards, including the Booker Prize (for The Conservationist in 1974) and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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