The Pickup

The Pickup

Large Print - 2002
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Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2002, c2001.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780786238484
0786238488
Characteristics: 391 p.

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mclarjh
Jul 21, 2014

She's a good writer, but reminds me too much of Margaret Atwood. Difficult to enjoy reading her novels, she thinks too much and leaves little room for the reader to think for themselves.

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NATASHA SMITH
Jun 25, 2014

This novel explores issues of race and class privilege in contemporary South Africa. By intertwining the lives of wealthy, white Julie with Ibrahim, an illegal immigrant from the Middle East, Gordimer captures the social complexity that can occur when people become aware of, and uncomfortable with, their own privilege. Gordimer demonstrates that though it is a positive thing to be aware of privilege, what too often happens is that the privileged remain so wrapped up in their own views and problems that they overlook the complex lives of the less privileged around them, and the "solutions" they enact end up being more self-serving and narrowminded than helpful for social change.

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