The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer

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Mehring is rich. He has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer, but his possessions refuse to remain objects. His wife, son, and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewarsship; even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm.

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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 February 24, 1983 by Penguin Books. 271 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A novel with the same carefully exhaled quality of Gordimer's short stories — less like storytelling than a conceptual painting.

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