332pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (1963) 2013
A novel set in South Africa in the 1960s. Ann, a married Englishwoman visiting South Africa, has an affair with Gideon, a black artist and teacher, in a time when people were imprisoned for sexual relations across the apartheid 'colour bar'.
"The lyrical analyst of an entire country" The Guardian
"Nadine Gordimer has earned herself a place among the few novelists who really matter" Observer
Nadine Gordimer's novels include The Lying Days,My Son's Story, Burger's Daughter, July's People, A World of Strangers, The House Gun and None To Accompany Me. Her collections of short stories include The Soft Voice of the Serpent, Something Out There, Jump, Lootand Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991. She died in 2014.