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The Pickup

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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 TIMESshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 22mm | 240.41g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747557950
  • 9780747557951
  • 166,240

Review quote

'A bittersweet Romeo and Juliet for our cynical age... brilliant and unsettling' The Times; 'Powerful and profound... this intelligent novel is as gripping as a thriller and as felt as a love song' Irish Timesshow more

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.show more

Review Text

Julie Summers' car breaks down in a sleazy street. A young Arab garage mechanic comes to her aid. Out of this meeting develops a story of relentless emotions as the young man is deported and Julie insists on going with him. He is dedicated to leaving while she becomes attached to her new home.show more

Rating details

2,688 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 19% (504)
4 37% (993)
3 30% (797)
2 10% (281)
1 4% (113)
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