Author: Nadine Gordimer Publisher: David Philip (2003) ISBN-10: 0864866321 ISBN-13: 9780864866325 Condition: Very Good Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket Pages: 256 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 2.5 cm
Weight: 0.58 kg
Another collection of Nadine Gordimer's short stories. In the title story an earthquake exposes both an ocean bed strewn with treasure among the dead and the avarice of the town's survivors. In 'The Diamond Mine' a woman remembers her first, passionately erotic, experience, hidden, in the company of her parents, with a soldier who may not be alive to remember her. The anopheles mosquito brings death to the saunas and other playgrounds of the developed world in 'The Emissary'. 'Mission Statement' is the story of a development agency official's idealism, the ghosts of colonial history, and a love affair with a government minister that ends with an irony that astounds her. 'The Generation Gap' turns the 'gap' upside down when a father's bid for freedom shocks his adult children. In 'Homage' one of Europe's aliens visits the grave of the politician he was paid to assassinate.