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Jump and Other Stories


Jump and Other Stories collects fifteen thematically and geographically wide-ranging tales from political activist and Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, with settings ranging from suburban London to Mozambique.

With unflinching depictions of how South Africa's apartheid policies drove racial inequality, wartime atrocities, marital strife, and family struggles, Gordimer's stories feature characters coping with morality in unjust socieites--uncovering both the beauty and tragedy found in human interactions with each other and with the natural world.

“A gallery of riveting tales . . . Gordimer's long and prolific career has left little doubt of her mastery of the art of fiction.” ―The Washington Post Book World

“Gordimer has rarely been more profound or more quietly brilliant than in these exquisitely subtle stories.” ―Publishers Weekly

“Readers of Ms. Gordimer's fiction know that the riveting details, the epiphanies scattered throughout the narrative that shock and surprise, function within a larger vision. This expansive vision, its moral power and artistic integrity, are what elevate her fiction above that of most of her contemporaries.” ―The New York Times Book Review

“Gordimer's stories are captivating, in the literal sense of holding in thrall the reader's entire attention. ” ―Chicago Tribune

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