The Pickup
by Nadine Gordimer (9780142001424)

The Pickup
 
Nadine Gordimer
Release Date: 24 September 2002
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Category: Literary
ISBN: 9780142001424
ISBN-10: 0142001422



When Julie Summers's car breaks down on a sleazy street in a South African city, a young Arab mechanic named Abdu comes to her aid. Their attraction to one another is fueled by different motives. Julie is in rebellion against her wealthy background and her father; Abdu, an illegal immigrant, is desperate to avoid deportation to his impoverished country. In the course of their relationship, there are unpredictable consequences, and overwhelming emotions will overturn each one's notion of the other. Set in the new South Africa and in an Arab village in the desert, "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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