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Jump and Other Stories

Nadine Gordimer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Fifteen thematically and geographically wide-ranging stories from the Nobel Prize Winner, with settings ranging from suburban London to Mozambique.

Fifteen thematically and geographically wide-ranging stories from the Nobel Prize Winner, with settings ranging from suburban London to Mozambique.

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  Jump and Other Stories
JumpHe is aware of himself in the room, behind the apartment door, at the end of a corridor, within the spaces of this destination that has the name HOTEL LEBUVU in gilt mosaic where he was brought in. The vast lobby where a plastic-upholstered sofa and matching easy chairs are stranded, the waiting elevator in its shaft that goes up floor after floor past empty halls, gleaming signs—CONFERENCE CENTRE, TROPICANA BUFFET, THE MERMAID BAR—he is aware of being finally reached within all this as in a film a series of dissolves passes the camera through walls
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Praise for Jump and Other Stories

"A gallery of riveting tales . . . Gordimer's long and prolific career has left little doubt of her mastery of the art of fiction.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Gordimer has rarely been more profound or more quietly brilliant than in these exquisitely subtle stories.” —Publishers Weekly

“Readers of Ms. Gordimer's fiction know that the riveting details, the epiphanies scattered throughout the narrative that shock and surprise, function within a larger vision. This expansive vision, its moral power and artistic integrity, are what elevate her fiction above that of most of her contemporaries.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Gordimer's stories are captivating, in the literal sense of holding in thrall the reader's entire attention.” —Chicago Tribune
"A gallery of riveting tales . . . Gordimer's long and prolific career has left little doubt of her mastery of the art of fiction.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Gordimer has rarely been more profound or more quietly brilliant than in these exquisitely subtle stories.” —Publishers Weekly

“Readers of Ms. Gordimer's fiction know that the riveting details, the epiphanies scattered throughout the narrative that shock and surprise, function within a larger vision. This expansive vision, its moral power and artistic integrity, are what elevate her fiction above that of most of her contemporaries.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Gordimer's stories are captivating, in the literal sense of holding in thrall the reader's entire attention.” —Chicago Tribune

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Nadine Gordimer

  • Nadine Gordimer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991, is the author of fourteen novels, nine volumes of stories, and three nonfiction collections. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Nadine Gordimer Copyright Maureen Isaacson
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Jump and Other Stories

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