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The pickup

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The Nobel Laureate's psychologically penetrating story of the love affair between a rich South African and the illegal alien she "picks up" on a whim Who picked up whom? Is the pickup the illegal immigrant desperate to evade deportation to his impoverished desert country? Or is the pickup the powerful businessman's daughter trying to escape a priveleged background she despises? When Julie Summers' car breaks down in a sleazy street, at a garage a young Arab emerges from beneath the chassis of a vehicle to aid her. The consequences develop as a story of unpredictably relentless emotions that overturn each one's notion of the other, and of the solutions life demands for different circumstances. She insists on leaving the country with him. The love affair becomes a marriage-that state she regards as a social convention appropriate to her father's set and her mother remarried in California, but decreed by her 'grease monkey' in order to present her respectably to his family. In the Arab village, while he is dedicated to escaping, again, to what he believes is a fulfilling life in the West, she is drawn by a counter-magnet of new affinities in his close family and the omnipresence of the desert. A novel of great power and concision, psychological surprises and unexpected developments, The Pickup is a story of the rites of passage that are emigration/immigration, where love can survive only if stripped of all certainties outside itself.
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Grouping Title pickup
Grouping Author gordimer nadine
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Last Grouping Update 2019-02-07 23:38:16PM
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subject_facet Arab countries -- Fiction, Arabs -- Foreign countries -- Fiction, Children of the rich -- Fiction, Ethnic relations -- Fiction, Illegal aliens -- Fiction, Large type books, Married people -- Fiction, Women -- Arab countries -- Fiction
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title_full The pickup / Nadine Gordimer, The pickup [(text) large print] / Nadine Gordimer
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topic_facet Arabs, Children of the rich, Ethnic relations, Illegal aliens, Large type books, Married people, Women