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The Pickup: A Novel

The Pickup: A Novel

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by Nadine Gordimer

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The Nobel Laureate's psychologically penetrating story of the love affair between a rich South African and the illegal alien she "picks up" on a whim

Who picked up whom? Is the pickup the illegal immigrant desperate to evade deportation to his impoverished desert country? Or is the pickup the powerful businessman's daughter trying to escape a

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The Pickup 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Those expecting to find in 'The Pickup' more of Nadine Gordimer's wonderfully insightful plumbing of life in post-apartheid South Africa will only be partially rewarded. Once heroine Julie fatefully meets and falls in love with a dark-skinned illegal alien from a Arabic-speaking country, the story moves to the man's homeland when Julie decides to marry her lover and accompany him when he is deported. From there the book becomes upper-class South African white girl confronts third-world Islamic culture. The writing style can be off-putting at times, yet it is a good yarn that, as always with this author, is well worth the reading.