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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nadine Gordimer Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781481507974
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For years, it has been what is called a “deteriorating situation.” Now it is war. All over South Africa, cities are battlegrounds, and radio and television stations are under siege. Bam and Maureen Smales take up their servant July’s suggestion and drive with their children to his remote home village. For fifteen years, July has been the decently treated black servant, totally dependent on them. Now, he becomes their host, their savior, and their keeper. Suddenly facing a hunted life of bare subsistence, owing their survival to July, the Smales are forced to look at him and at one another in an entirely new light. They find life utterly changed and harboring different dread and hope for each individual.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “So flawlessly written that every one of its events seems chillingly, ominously possible.”

    Anne Tyler, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist

  • “Gordimer’s art has achieved and sustained a rare beauty. Her prose has a density and sparsity that one finds in the greatest writers.” 

    New Leader

  • “Gordimer’s finely wrought novel works as both a survival story and a psychological tour de force…Both aspects are enhanced by Nadia May’s taut narration, especially her interpretations of July and his former employers.”

    Library Journal

  • “May’s reading is fully voiced. She effectively reads words of small peevish children, and she catches various moods and levels of feeling by the adults in the story.” 


  • “Nadine Gordimer writes more knowingly about South Africa than anyone else.”

    Anatole Broyard, New York Times

  • “Gordimer knows this complex and emotional and political terriory all too well and writes about it superbly.”


  • Winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature
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About the Author
Author Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer (1923–2014) was born in South Africa. She received numerous international prizes for her writing, including the Modern Language Association Award, the Bennett Award, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. She was given honorary degrees by Yale, Harvard, and other universities and was honored by the French government with the decoration Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

About the Narrator

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.