My Son's Story by Nadine Gordimer

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Will, the narrator of this powerfully charged novel, discovers that his father, a political activist and local hero in their South African town, has become involved with a white woman. Wrenching, passionate, deeply resonant, My Son's Story evokes the inexorable yoking of the personal life and politics with uniquely moving force.

 

About Nadine Gordimer

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Nadine Gordimer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991, is the author of fourteen novels, more than ten volumes of stories, and three nonfiction collections. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
Published October 10, 1990 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction

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Gordimer continues her dispassionate, always intelligent observations of South African society, again examining the devastating impact of the country's current politics on private lives.

Oct 01 1990 | Read Full Review of My Son's Story

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The distressing thing about this oddly stiff little novel, with its promising beginning and potentially engrossing themes — the struggle between the political and the erotic, and among contending loyalties to community, family, lover, and self — isn't that its characters are overly familiar.

Oct 12 1990 | Read Full Review of My Son's Story

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