None to Accompany Me

A Novel

Nadine Gordimer

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In an extraordinary period immediately before the first non-racial election and the beginning of majority rule in South Africa, Vera Stark, the protagonist of Nadine Gordimer's passionate novel, weaves a ruthless interpretation of her own past into her participation into the present as a lawyer representing blacks in the struggle to reclaim the land. None to Accompany Me is arresting and reverbant - perhaps the most powerful novel to date by one of the world's most commanding writers.

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BAGGAGEAnd who was that?There’s always someone nobody remembers. In the group photograph only those who have become prominent or infamous or whose faces may be traced back through experiences lived in common occupy that space and time, flattened glossily.Who could it have been? The dangling hands and the pair of feet neatly aligned for the camera, the half-smile of profile turned to the personage who was to become the centre of the preserved moment, the single image developed to a higher intensity; on the edge of this focus there’s an appendage, might as well trim it off because, in

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 "It would be hard to find a more direct experience of the times through which South Africa has passed over the last forty years than in the intimate portrayals Ms. Gordimer has given us....There are no puppets in Ms. Gordimer’s work, no mouthpieces; her people are afforded the dignity of human vanity and complexity."---The New York Times Book Review "A sustaining achievement, proving Gordimer once again a lucid witness to her country’s transformation and a formidable interpreter of the inner self."---Chicago Tribune

"A radical and complex novel, rich with the weight of story and the challenge of hard questions. Gordimer demonstrates again that when her imagination transforms experience, the result is a literature for the world."---San Francisco Chronicle"Nadine Gordimer brilliantly delivers individual personalities distorted or enriched by the workings of a collective will. There is no contemporary writer better armed than Gordimer---with fierce moral intelligence and artistic integrity."---Chicago Sun-Times

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Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991, is the author of fifteen novels, more than ten volumes of stories, and three nonfiction collections. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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None to Accompany Me
A Novel
Nadine Gordimer

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
July 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250007711
ISBN10: 1250007712
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$16.00

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780374707521
ISBN10: 0374707529
336 pages
$9.99
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