The Pick Up

The Pick Up

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When Julie Summers' car breaks down in a sleazy street, a young Arab garage mechanic comes to her rescue. Out of this meeting develops a friendship that turns to love. But soon, despite his attempts to make the most of Julie's wealthy connections, Abdu is deported from South Africa and Julie insists on going too - but the couple must marry to make the relationship legitimate in the traditional village which is to be their home. Here, whilst Abdu is dedicated to escaping back to the life he has discovered, Julie finds herself slowly drawn in by the charm of her surroundings and new family, creating an unexpected gulf between them 'As gripping as a thriller and as felt as a love song' IRISH TIMES
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 111 x 176 x 22mm | 161g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747559341
  • 9780747559344

About Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer's many novels include THE LYING DAYS, THE CONSERVATIONIST, joint winner of the Booker Prize, BURGER'S DAUGHTER, JULY'S PEOPLE, MY SON'S STORY, NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME and THE HOUSE GUN. Her collections of short stories include SOMETHING OUT THERE and JUMP. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She lives in South Africa
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'A majestic and deeply moving saga profound and startling' DAILY MAIL
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2,742 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (1,016)
3 30% (811)
2 10% (284)
1 4% (114)
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