Loot and Other Stories

Nadine Gordimer - Author

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ISBN 9780142004685 | 256 pages | 31 Aug 2004 | Penguin | 5.11 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Ten new stories from Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer—"a diamond-sharp book" (San Francisco Chronicle

With her characteristic brilliance, Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer follows the inner lives of characters confronted by unforeseen circumstances. An earthquake offers tragedy and opportunity in the title story, exposing both an ocean bed strewn with treasure and the avarice of the town’s survivors. “Mission Statement” is the story of a bureaucrat’s idealism, the ghosts of colonial history, and a love affair with a government minister that ends astoundingly. And in “Karma,” Gordimer’s inventiveness knows no bounds: in five returns to earthly life, a disembodied narrator, taking on different ages and genders, testifies to unfinished business and questions the nature of existence. Revelatory and powerful, these are stories that challenge our deepest convictions even as they dazzle us with their artful lyricism.

Loot and Other Sotries Loot

Mission Statement

Visiting George

The Generation Gap



The Diamond Mine


An Emissary


Gordimer’s meticulous charting of human weakness and self-deception is as exact as ever... Deeply exhilarating. (The Boston Globe)

Gordimer is brilliant... Her stories are achingly beautiful. (Pittsburgh Post- Gazette)

A remarkable collection. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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